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authorAdam Spiers <>2012-12-27 02:32:21 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2012-12-28 20:07:45 (GMT)
commit95a68344afcaf229765921c70458ee76add342dc (patch)
tree7d70e44472e4f344214b6819d209c724e778fa4c /Documentation/technical/api-directory-listing.txt
parentf1a7082f2a05b6b187fad9c661e2c872f8b477f5 (diff)
Improve documentation and comments regarding directory traversal API
traversal API has a few potentially confusing properties. These comments clarify a few key aspects and will hopefully make it easier to understand for other newcomers in the future. Signed-off-by: Adam Spiers <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -9,8 +9,11 @@ Data structure
`struct dir_struct` structure is used to pass directory traversal
-options to the library and to record the paths discovered. The notable
-options are:
+options to the library and to record the paths discovered. A single
+`struct dir_struct` is used regardless of whether or not the traversal
+recursively descends into subdirectories.
+The notable options are:
@@ -39,7 +42,7 @@ options are:
If set, recurse into a directory that looks like a git
directory. Otherwise it is shown as a directory.
-The result of the enumeration is left in these fields::
+The result of the enumeration is left in these fields: