Angelo Borsotti <angelo.borso...@gmail.com> writes: > The issue here is that the paths must denote filenames that are > present in the index > or tree-ish, so, wildcards are misleading since they would instead be > interpreted > with respect to the working directory.
When you are talking to a shell (and you almost never directly talk to Git), wildcards are always interpreted with respect to the working directory by the shell. And that is not specific to Git. > A possible way to make this clear is to warn the user to quote paths > that contain > wildcards. Something like, e.g.: > > "Note that <paths> that contain wildcards must be quoted in order to > denote files that > belong to the index or <tree-ish>. Otherwise, they are interpreted > by the shell with > respect to the current directory, with a result that may depend on > the shell." Perhaps, if you drop ", with a result..." from that sentence. Even though that description is a bit too much on the side of "shell primer" than "git documentation" for my taste, I could see it may help some people, so I wouldn't reject such a phrasing out of hand. Let's see what others feel. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html