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Re: directory specific functions and aliases

Peter Stephenson wrote:

> On Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:41:38 +0000
> Peter Stephenson <p.stephenson@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > You can easily search backward for a
> > file of the same name in a parent directory if you have EXTENDED_GLOB
> > set: (../)#.thatdotfilename which will allow you to put in the top level
> > of a repository.
> Come to think of it, that can produce multiple matches.
>   (../)#foo(oL[1])
> gets you the first one you encounter going up (the one with the shortest
> name).

I also use this for a local history and have found it made more sense to get
the one with the longest name, the one 'closer' to you in the tree. I also
found expanding the name useful (the :a). I use this...



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