FEATURE REQ: make bzr ignore accept multiple arguments

James Blackwell jblack at merconline.com
Wed Sep 14 11:54:26 BST 2005

On Tue, Sep 13, 2005 at 11:53:51AM -0700, Rob Browning wrote:
> Aaron Bentley <aaron.bentley at utoronto.ca> writes:
> > The reason for that was the way glob expansion works in most shells.
> > If you had, say foo.tmp and bar.tmp in your directory, then your shell
> > would expand *.tmp to foo.tmp bar.tmp, and ignore only those two files.
> >  So one easy way of detecting an accidental expansion is to refuse more
> > than one argument.
> >
> > Yes, we realize that you can quote '*.tmp'-- what we were trying to
> > avoid was silently doing the wrong thing.
> >
> > BTW, *.tmp, *.bak and *.orig are already in the default ignore list.
> Another option might be to just provide some feedback by default:
>   $ bzr ignore *.tmp
>   Ignore pattern added: a.tmp
>   Ignore pattern added: b.tmp

Neat thought, but I think people would be tricked by this as well. ("Oh,
great, those are all *.tmp.")

Specifically ignoring a.tmp
Specifically ignoring b.tmp

How's that strike you?

> and also provide a --quiet argument.
> -- 
> Rob Browning
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