Does --ignore-dir support wildcards?

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Yagamy Light

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Jul 2, 2020, 9:57:13 AM7/2/20
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I just found out my alias `ack --ignore-dir=".*" …` doesn't work, ack still descends to directories starting with dot.

Documentation for this option consists of just one sentence "Add/remove directory from list of ignored dirs", so I'm wondering how to make it work? I also tried `--ignore-dir="\..*"` in case it supports regex, to no avail though.

Andy Lester

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Jul 4, 2020, 10:21:02 PM7/4/20
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> On Jul 2, 2020, at 8:57 AM, Yagamy Light <hiang...@gmail.com> wrote:
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> I just found out my alias `ack --ignore-dir=".*" …` doesn't work, ack still descends to directories starting with dot.
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> Documentation for this option consists of just one sentence "Add/remove directory from list of ignored dirs", so I'm wondering how to make it work? I also tried `--ignore-dir="\..*"` in case it supports regex, to no avail though.

You're close.

It would be --ignore-dir=match:^\.



Yagamy Light

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Aug 11, 2020, 8:24:17 AM8/11/20
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Thank you very much! Sorry I didn't reply, your suggestion works for me. For side readers I should note, I had to quote the option, otherwise the shell seem to have been expanding silently something in it, so it didn't work.
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