Thank you for replying. I looked at the man pages for "fnmatch" (I had
looked at it previously) but that hasn't helped.
In the documentation (https://git-scm.com/docs/gitignore) just above the
"Notes" section, it says that the pattern "foo" (without quotes) would
match a file or directory named "foo" anywhere. But then it says (a bit
higher up) that "Documentation/*.html" won't match
"tools/perf/Documentation/perf.html". The documentation does make a
distinction between patterns with slashes and those without them, but I
don't understand the difference.
Thank you again for taking the time to answer my question.
On Tuesday, May 31, 2016 at 2:01:55 AM UTC-6, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
> Isn't the manual page you linked to absolutely explicit about why your
> pattern does not match anywhere in the directory tree? It even gives an
> For further details, google for man+3+fnmatch and read on its behaviour.
> If you need the pattern to match anywhere in the tree, prepend "**/"
> without the quotes to it.
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