Markus Trippelsdorf <mar...@trippelsdorf.de> writes:

> On 2014.01.24 at 12:00 -0800, Junio C Hamano wrote:
>> Jeff King <p...@peff.net> writes:
>> 
>> > On Fri, Jan 24, 2014 at 07:32:22PM +0100, Markus Trippelsdorf wrote:
>> >
>> >> > However, you do have to specify each branch individually. You probably
>> >> > want to say "all branches except X", and you cannot currently specify
>> >> > a negative refspec like that.
>> >> 
>> >> Yes, that was the question I wanted to ask (, sorry for not formulating
>> >> it more clearly). 
>> >> Is this "negative refspec for branches" a feature that is planned for
>> >> the future?
>> >
>> > It is something that has been talked about before, but I do not think
>> > anybody is actively working on. It would probably not be too hard a
>> > feature if you are interested in getting your feet wet in git
>> > development. :)
>> 
>> The end result might be not so hard in the mechanical sense, but
>> designing the interface would be hard.  I do not offhand think of a
>> good way to do this.
>
> I don't know if the in-tree regex engine supports negative lookaheads.
> If it does, then something like the following should work (to use my
> "hjl" example):
>
> ^(.(?!hjl))*

refspec wildcards are *NOT* regular expressions.
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