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Re: Recursive client operations not intuitive

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2004-07-31 23:00:37 CEST

Norbert Unterberg wrote:

>Greg Hudson <ghudson <at> MIT.EDU> writes:
>
>
>
>>Well, on Unix, Subversion doesn't even see the "*.txt"; the shell
>>expands it, and Subversion sees just test1.txt and test2.txt.
>>
>>[...] but only at the expense of making Subversion behave
>>differently across platforms.
>>
>>
>
>Subversion already behaves different in this respect, I belive. On Unix, the
>wildcards are expanded very early during processing (by the shell). That means
>the wildcard will not be applied on files in subdirecotries. On Windows, on the
>other hand, the wildcards seem to expand in a very late state, while walking
>recursively through the directory tree.
>
No. On Windows, the wildcards are expanded by the C runtime library
before main() is called, so the net effect is the same as if the shell
had expanded them.

> In this case they are used to filter
>file names within subdirectories, too.
>
>
I'd like to see proof of that. I don't believe it.

-- Brane

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