On 10/02/2012 09:21 AM, Ramkumar Ramachandra wrote:
> Hi,
> I've often found the '**' (extended) shell glob useful for matching
> any string crossing directory boundaries: it's especially useful if
> you only have a toplevel .gitignore, as opposed to a per-directory
> .gitignore.  Unfortunately, .gitignore currently uses fnmatch(3), and
> doesn't recognize '**'.  Would extending the .gitignore format to
> accept this be a useful feature?  Would it involve re-implementing and
> extending fnmatch, or is there some other way?
I think there is a topic in flight about this:


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