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




On Tue, 2017-10-10 at 04:36 -0400, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>   ah, now *that* is a compelling rationale that justifies the
> underlying weirdness. but it still doesn't explain the different
> behaviour between:
> 
>   $ git rm -n 'Makefile*'
>   $ git rm -n '*Makefile'

I explained that behavior in the email up-thread from this reply:

> Globbing in "git rm" matches on the FULL PATH, not just the file name. 
> So, if you have a list of Makefiles in your repository like:
> 
>   Makefile
>   foo/Makefile
>   bar/Makefile
> 
> Then 'Makefile*' only matches the first one, since 'Makefile*' doesn't
> match 'foo/Makefile' or 'bar/Makefile'.
>
> If you you worry that '*Makefile' will match things you don't want to
> match, you'll have to use:
> 
>   git rm -n Makefile '*/Makefile'