git annex add silently ignores non-existent files
joey at kitenet.net
Sat Dec 24 15:44:50 CET 2011
Adam Spiers wrote:
> git annex add this_file_does_not_exist
> does not result in a warning. This leads to confusing (lack of)
> behaviour in certain cases, e.g.
> generate_a_list_of_files_some_of_which_contain_spaces | xargs git annex add
> would silently fail to add the files containing spaces (because you'd
> need the -d or -0 switch to xargs to cope with this case).
This can indeed be confusing; it's a result of git-annex using
joey at gnu:~/src/other/git>git ls-files --others zlib.o fofofofoofof
Since using git-ls-files is so convenient in most ways, all I can
think to do about this is document it.
see shy jo
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