> this use case may be a little awkward but this is the behavior I see:
> I have a repository which has a couple of untracked directories which can also
> include git repositories. No submodules, though.
> I used 'git clean -xdf' on the top level of this repo to remove everything
> untracked in it - including the git repositories in sub-directories.
> Since using git 1.8.0 the clean operation seems to be 'broken', as output
> indicates all those questionable sub directories are removed - just as in
> git versions - but in fact they remain untouched and are _not_ removed.
> I attached a shell script creating a hierarchy to reproduce the issue.
> Executing the script creates the git repo 'repo.git' with a couple of tracked
> and untracked dirs/files and two more git repositories within the first one.
> If you cd into repo.git and execute 'git clean -xdf' I see the following
> Removing repo2.git/
> Removing untracked_dir/
> But the directories remain intact when using git 1.8.0.
> With git 22.214.171.124 it works as I expected and removes the
> directories. I'm pretty
> sure the 1.7.x versions did the same, but it's no longer
> installed here.
As additional data point: With git 126.96.36.199 the 'untracked_dir' is deleted, while
'repo2.git' is kept. Output is the same as always, indicating both were deleted.
So, three different git versions gain three different results...
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