Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> writes: > Matthieu Moy <matthieu....@grenoble-inp.fr> writes: > >> "git add -u" is one of the only exceptions (with "git grep"). I consider >> this as a bug, and think this should be changed. This has been discussed >> several times here, but no one took the time to actually do the change > > Did we ever agree that it is a good change to begin with? Pointers?
I think you can guess but I no longer need pointers. Others may still be helped, though. The argument IIRC boils down to - "git add -u" was made a whole-tree operation when there weren't the ":/" magic pathspec, but "add -u" is very often something you want to do whole tree, and "(cd ../../..; git add -u)" or "git add -u ../../.." are too cumbersome to type. - "git add -u ." to limit it to the current directory is easy to type. - As we have the "from the root" magic pathspec these days, requiring "git add -u :/" when the user really means to add everything is no longer too much of a burden, but if we suddenly changed "git add -u" to mean "git add -u .", that is too much of a change in the semantics. -- 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