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authorManav Rathi <>2017-09-25 08:09:00 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2017-09-25 08:54:36 (GMT)
commit93dbefb389a011c9107a3908fd38e743055be267 (patch)
treed25857fead15bb1130e89139849c3593a1eb32e0 /t/
parent7234152e66e52c7601789f6de822bb39590f0595 (diff)
docs: improve discoverability of exclude pathspec
The ability to exclude paths with a negative pathspec is not mentioned in the man pages for git grep and other commands where it might be useful. Add an example and a pointer to the pathspec glossary entry in the man page for git grep to help the user to discover this ability. Add similar pointers from the git-add and git-status man pages. Additionally, - Add a test for the behaviour when multiple exclusions are present. - Add a test for the ^ alias. - Improve name of existing test. - Improve grammar in glossary description of the exclude pathspec. Helped-by: Junio C Hamano <> Signed-off-by: Manav Rathi <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 't/')
1 files changed, 12 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/t/ b/t/
index 9dd5cde..eb829fc 100755
--- a/t/
+++ b/t/
@@ -25,7 +25,7 @@ EOF
test_cmp expect actual
-test_expect_success 'exclude only no longer errors out' '
+test_expect_success 'exclude only pathspec uses default implicit pathspec' '
git log --oneline --format=%s -- . ":(exclude)sub" >expect &&
git log --oneline --format=%s -- ":(exclude)sub" >actual &&
test_cmp expect actual
@@ -183,4 +183,15 @@ EOF
test_cmp expect actual
+test_expect_success 'multiple exclusions' '
+ git ls-files -- ":^*/file2" ":^sub2" >actual &&
+ cat <<-\EOF >expect &&
+ file
+ sub/file
+ sub/sub/file
+ sub/sub/sub/file
+ test_cmp expect actual