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SubjectRe: dontdiff for 2.6.0-test4
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Mike Fedyk wrote:
[...]
>>mrproper:
>> @find . $(RCS_FIND_IGNORE) \
>> \( -name '*.orig' -o -name '*.rej' -o -name '*~' \
>> -o -name '*.bak' -o -name '#*#' -o -name '.*.orig' \
>> -o -name '.*.rej' -o -size 0 \
>> -o -name '*%' -o -name '.*.cmd' -o -name 'core' \) \
>> -type f -print | xargs rm -f
>> $(call cmd,mrproper)
>>
>
>
> But dontdiff is a list of files that must be skipped, not a regex, right?
> Then dontdiff will be useless until a build has been done on that kernel tree.

Not really. From the diff manpage:

-X FILE --exclude-from=FILE
Exclude files that match any pattern in FILE.

You may want to take a look at a copy of dontdiff (noting the shell
patterns). It looks like dontdiff could be generated from mrproper's
list of scratch files (with the exception of the '-size 0' test in the
'find' command) but I could be wrong.

FWIW, the $(RCS_FIND_IGNORE) part skips some version-control directories
that dontdiff doesn't mention. I guess the party line is that you should
use the version control system for doing diffs in that case, but whatever.

If you try to replace dontdiff with a dynamically generated list, be
sure and have a few folks test it out on different trees (including ones
managed by BK and SVN) to make sure you haven't broken anything.

-C


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