[darcs-users] Wildcard/recurse directories bug in Windows version of 1.0.0

Rob & Toni Seiler seiler at elr.com.au
Sat Nov 13 07:23:37 UTC 2004

Thanks Dustin

Thanks for comments.

I recall from some distant days getting a bit tangled in the unix wildcard 
thing. I assumed if would work because an example add command  in
David Roundy's Darcs 1.0.0  doc says

% darcs add *.c Makefile.am configure.ac

And I take you point about a partially controlled directory. I have 
literally 1000's of small gifs in this site. And I archive them with arj32 
chapter archives which is a sort of poor cousin revision control.Darcs 
would be much better for the text stuff, as it also only really makes 
little sense to save incremental changes for htm/js/css files. I realize I 
can do what I want by adding some extensions to the boring file. I think I 
can also edit manually the first pending file before doing "darcs record"


>         My guess is that this is due to the difference between wildcard 
> handling between UNIX and Windows.  In UNIX, applications do not handle 
> wildcards.  i.e. ``darcs add -r *.htm'' would not make sense to me (a 
> UNIX user) unless you had a bunch of directories named something.htm
>         I personally think it's a little silly to put the burden of 
> wildcard expansion on the application, but I guess it's not quite as easy 
> to ``find . -name \*.htm | xargs darcs add'' in Windows.
>         One thing you might consider, though, is that it's probably not 
> that good of an idea to have a directory that's only partially revision 
> controlled.
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