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bug#27730: --exclude-dir does ignore subdirectory

From: Paul Eggert
Subject: bug#27730: --exclude-dir does ignore subdirectory
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2017 18:03:03 -0700
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This does not appear to be a bug, in that grep is operating as documented. When searching recursively, --exclude-dir=GLOB will "skip any subdirectory whose base name matches GLOB. Ignore any redundant trailing slashes in GLOB." In your case, GLOB contains a non-redundant trailing slash, and such a pattern cannot match any base name.

To get the behavior that you want, you can use a fancier tool like 'find'.

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