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Re: "git rm" seems to do recursive removal even without "-r"




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Am 08.10.2017 um 13:56 schrieb Robert P. J. Day:
>    but as i asked in my earlier post, if i wanted to remove *all* files
> with names of "Makefile*", why can't i use:
> 
>    $ git rm 'Makefile*'
> 
> just as i used:
> 
>    $ git rm '*.c'
> 
> are those not both acceptable fileglobs? why does the former clearly
> only match the top-level Makefile, and refuse to cross directory
> boundaries?
> 
>    $ git rm -n 'Makefile*'
>    rm 'Makefile'
>    $

Try:

	$ git rm -n '*Makefile'

The whole path is considered.  The asterisk there matches any
directory part -- but also any file name prefix.  Check the entry for
"pathspec" in gitglossary(7) for more details.

René