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Re: git grep prints colon instead of slash




On Wed, Nov 21, 2018 at 02:54:34PM +0100, Marc Gonzalez wrote:

> If I specify the branch to explore, git grep prints a colon instead of
> a slash in the path:
> 
> $ git grep arm,coresight-tmc master:Documentation/devicetree
> master:Documentation/devicetree:bindings/arm/coresight.txt:                     "arm,coresight-tmc", "arm,primecell";
> master:Documentation/devicetree:bindings/arm/coresight.txt:             compatible = "arm,coresight-tmc", "arm,primecell";
>                                ^
>                               HERE
> 
> There is no such issue when the branch is not specified:
> 
> $ git grep arm,coresight-tmc Documentation/devicetree
> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/coresight.txt:                    "arm,coresight-tmc", "arm,primecell";
> Documentation/devicetree/bindings/arm/coresight.txt:            compatible = "arm,coresight-tmc", "arm,primecell";
>                         ^
>                     NO ISSUE
> 
> 
> Is this expected behavior?
> The spurious colon prevents one from simply copy/pasting the output.

There's lots of discussion in this thread from last year:

  https://public-inbox.org/git/20170119150347.3484-1-stefanha@xxxxxxxxxx/

Notably:

  git grep arm,coresight-tmc master -- Documentation/devicetree

will do what you want.

-Peff