On Thu, Aug 08, 2019 at 03:08:06PM -0600, 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
'git branch' is not intended for scripting, try 'git for-each-ref' instead. The equivalent command should be: git for-each-ref --format='%(refname:strip=2)' refs/heads/ > also, I found no mention of the splat in the man page. It's in the first sentence of the description :) If --list is given, or if there are no non-option arguments, existing branches are listed; the current branch will be highlighted in green and marked with an asterisk.