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GNU utils: [diff] wishlist / add option --exlude-path=PATTERN

From: Jari Aalto
Subject: GNU utils: [diff] wishlist / add option --exlude-path=PATTERN
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 14:34:47 +0300

The diff(1) contains options:

    -x PAT  --exclude=PAT
           Exclude files that match PAT.

    -X FILE  --exclude-from=FILE
           Exclude files that match any pattern in FILE.


When doing a recursive diffing, there is a need for one option more:


This would make it possible to match path name to exclude version
control related subdirectories from the diff. Those like


It would also help if this option were made to use (extended) regular
expressions, and not only shell-like match patterns.


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