git log seems to understand globs in the last path argument, and the
last path argument only. I didn't see anything in the git log man page
expressly saying this was to be expected, but it does seem like it
ought to work for all the arguments or none of them.

Here's a little shell script I ended up using to convince myself I
wasn't going crazy. I'd expect the same output for all of the git log
test, since they all specify (either with globs or not) all the files
added to the repository. Alternatively, if globs aren't expected to
work, I'd at least expect all the glob tests to return nothing.

Note that glob matching doesn't seem to occur unless '--' is included.
I'm not exactly clear on why that is.

#!/bin/sh

TESTREPO="$(pwd)/bad-glob-test-repo"

rm  -rf "$TESTREPO"

echo "Running tests in $TESTREPO"
mkdir "$TESTREPO"
cd "$TESTREPO"
mkdir subdira
mkdir subdirb
mkdir subdirc

git init
echo a > subdira/file.txt
echo b > subdirb/file.txt
echo c > subdirc/file.txt

git add subdira/file.txt
git commit -m 'a'

git add subdirb/file.txt
git commit -m 'b'

git add subdirc/file.txt
git commit -m 'c'

echo Glob Test 1: git log --oneline -- 'subdira/*.txt' 'subdirb/*.txt'
'subdirc/*.txt'
git log --oneline -- 'subdira/*.txt' 'subdirb/*.txt' 'subdirc/*.txt'

echo Glob Test 2: git log --oneline -- 'subdira/*.txt' 'subdirc/*.txt'
'subdirb/*.txt'
git log --oneline -- 'subdira/*.txt' 'subdirc/*.txt' 'subdirb/*.txt'

echo Glob Test 3: git log --oneline -- 'subdirb/*.txt' 'subdira/*.txt'
'subdirc/*.txt'
git log --oneline -- 'subdirb/*.txt' 'subdira/*.txt' 'subdirc/*.txt'

echo Glob Test 4: git log --oneline -- 'subdirb/*.txt' 'subdirc/*.txt'
'subdira/*.txt'
git log --oneline -- 'subdirb/*.txt' 'subdirc/*.txt' 'subdira/*.txt'

echo Glob Test 5: git log --oneline -- 'subdirc/*.txt' 'subdira/*.txt'
'subdirb/*.txt'
git log --oneline -- 'subdirc/*.txt' 'subdira/*.txt' 'subdirb/*.txt'

echo Glob Test 6: git log --oneline -- 'subdirc/*.txt' 'subdirb/*.txt'
'subdira/*.txt'
git log --oneline -- 'subdirc/*.txt' 'subdirb/*.txt' 'subdira/*.txt'

echo Explicit Test 1: git log --oneline -- 'subdira/file.txt'
'subdirb/file.txt' 'subdirc/file.txt'
git log --oneline -- 'subdira/file.txt' 'subdirb/file.txt' 'subdirc/file.txt'

echo Explicit Test 2: git log --oneline -- 'subdira/file.txt'
'subdirc/file.txt' 'subdirb/file.txt'
git log --oneline -- 'subdira/file.txt' 'subdirc/file.txt' 'subdirb/file.txt'

echo Explicit Test 3: git log --oneline -- 'subdirb/file.txt'
'subdira/file.txt' 'subdirc/file.txt'
git log --oneline -- 'subdirb/file.txt' 'subdira/file.txt' 'subdirc/file.txt'

echo Explicit Test 4: git log --oneline -- 'subdirb/file.txt'
'subdirc/file.txt' 'subdira/file.txt'
git log --oneline -- 'subdirb/file.txt' 'subdirc/file.txt' 'subdira/file.txt'

echo Explicit Test 5: git log --oneline -- 'subdirc/file.txt'
'subdira/file.txt' 'subdirb/file.txt'
git log --oneline -- 'subdirc/file.txt' 'subdira/file.txt' 'subdirb/file.txt'

echo Explicit Test 6: git log --oneline -- 'subdirc/file.txt'
'subdirb/file.txt' 'subdira/file.txt'
git log --oneline -- 'subdirc/file.txt' 'subdirb/file.txt' 'subdira/file.txt'

-- 
Jeremy Nickurak -= Email/XMPP: -= jer...@nickurak.ca =-
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