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

From: Andreas Schwab
Subject: Re: GNU utils: [diff] wishlist / add option --exlude-path=PATTERN
Date: Sat, 24 Oct 2009 14:50:51 +0200
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Jari Aalto <address@hidden> writes:

> When doing a recursive diffing, there is a need for one option more:
>     --exlude-path=PATTERN
> This would make it possible to match path name to exclude version
> control related subdirectories from the diff. Those like
>     *.bzr*
>     *.git*
>     *.hg*
>     *CVS*
>     *.svn*
>     *.darcs*
>     *.mtn*

You can do that already with -x.bzr, etc.  GNU diff will not descent
directories that match the exclude patterns.


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