On Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 2:08 PM <jim.cro...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> fwiw,
>
> jimc@frodo:~/prj-1/capnproto.git$ git branch -l
> * master
>
> I find the splat in the response unhelpful
> when wrapped in shell for loop, the splat expands into everything in
> current directory
>
> jimc@frodo:~/prj-1/capnproto.git$ for b in `git branch -l`; do echo $b; done
> appveyor.yml
> c++
> CMakeLists.txt
> CONTRIBUTORS
> ...
>
> it would be nice if some flag combo would suppress that splat.
> save me from fugly brittle sh $IFS fiddlery and incomplete workarounds

Have you tried "git for-each-ref --format="%(refname:short)"
refs/heads/"? That's going to provide short names for branches without
any indicator for the default branch, and without any special
ordering.

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