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Re: Excluding files in CVS directories in filename generation

Hannu Koivisto wrote:
> Greetings,
> If I want a pattern that matches all files in the current directory
> and its descendant directories excluding files in directories named
> CVS, why doesn't
> **/*~**/CVS/*(.)
> work?  Files in "$(pwd)/CVS" are not excluded with that pattern and
> instead I have to say
> **/*~CVS/*~**/CVS/*(.)

Yes, indeed.  Luckily, you can do:


This is the more general form of ** --- the pattern in the parentheses
is used (here anything but the string CVS) instead of a `*' to match
directory names.  More precisely,
are equivalent.  That's why you don't need another / after the parentheses.

You need extended_glob, but you must already have it set in this case.

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