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[v5,3/9] ls-files: error out on -i unless -o or -c are specified

Message ID 279ef30ffbc2145b0bd8edc377366808bd96ff50.1620840502.git.gitgitgadget@gmail.com (mailing list archive)
State Superseded
Commit b338e9f668737e08201c990450b8c3d744f63162
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Series Directory traversal fixes | expand

Commit Message

Elijah Newren May 12, 2021, 5:28 p.m. UTC
From: Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>

ls-files --ignored can be used together with either --others or
--cached.  After being perplexed for a bit and digging in to the code, I
assumed that ls-files -i was just broken and not printing anything and
I had a nice patch ready to submit when I finally realized that -i can be
used with --cached to find tracked ignores.

While that was a mistake on my part, and a careful reading of the
documentation could have made this more clear, I suspect this is an
error others are likely to make as well.  In fact, of two uses in our
testsuite, I believe one of the two did make this error.  In t1306.13,
there are NO tracked files, and all the excludes built up and used in
that test and in previous tests thus have to be about untracked files.
However, since they were looking for an empty result, the mistake went
unnoticed as their erroneous command also just happened to give an empty

-i will most the time be used with -o, which would suggest we could just
make -i imply -o in the absence of either a -o or -c, but that would be
a backward incompatible break.  Instead, let's just flag -i without
either a -o or -c as an error, and update the two relevant testcases to
specify their intent.

Signed-off-by: Elijah Newren <newren@gmail.com>
 builtin/ls-files.c          | 3 +++
 t/t1306-xdg-files.sh        | 2 +-
 t/t3003-ls-files-exclude.sh | 4 ++--
 3 files changed, 6 insertions(+), 3 deletions(-)
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diff --git a/builtin/ls-files.c b/builtin/ls-files.c
index 60a2913a01e9..e8e25006c647 100644
--- a/builtin/ls-files.c
+++ b/builtin/ls-files.c
@@ -748,6 +748,9 @@  int cmd_ls_files(int argc, const char **argv, const char *cmd_prefix)
 	if (pathspec.nr && error_unmatch)
 		ps_matched = xcalloc(pathspec.nr, 1);
+	if ((dir.flags & DIR_SHOW_IGNORED) && !show_others && !show_cached)
+		die("ls-files -i must be used with either -o or -c");
 	if ((dir.flags & DIR_SHOW_IGNORED) && !exc_given)
 		die("ls-files --ignored needs some exclude pattern");
diff --git a/t/t1306-xdg-files.sh b/t/t1306-xdg-files.sh
index dd87b43be1a6..40d3c42618c0 100755
--- a/t/t1306-xdg-files.sh
+++ b/t/t1306-xdg-files.sh
@@ -116,7 +116,7 @@  test_expect_success 'Exclusion in a non-XDG global ignore file' '
 test_expect_success 'Checking XDG ignore file when HOME is unset' '
 	(sane_unset HOME &&
 	 git config --unset core.excludesfile &&
-	 git ls-files --exclude-standard --ignored >actual) &&
+	 git ls-files --exclude-standard --ignored --others >actual) &&
 	test_must_be_empty actual
diff --git a/t/t3003-ls-files-exclude.sh b/t/t3003-ls-files-exclude.sh
index d5ec333131f9..c41c4f046abf 100755
--- a/t/t3003-ls-files-exclude.sh
+++ b/t/t3003-ls-files-exclude.sh
@@ -29,11 +29,11 @@  test_expect_success 'add file to gitignore' '
-test_expect_success 'ls-files -i lists only tracked-but-ignored files' '
+test_expect_success 'ls-files -i -c lists only tracked-but-ignored files' '
 	echo content >other-file &&
 	git add other-file &&
 	echo file >expect &&
-	git ls-files -i --exclude-standard >output &&
+	git ls-files -i -c --exclude-standard >output &&
 	test_cmp expect output