Ignore a specific subdir, instead of all subdirs, with ack-grep

ack -a -G '^(?!.*bar/data.*).*$' pattern
Say you have a directory structure like "foo/, foo/data/, bar/, bar/data/". If you just want to ignore 'bar/data' and you use "ack --ignore-dir=data pattern" it will ignore both foo/data and bar/data and 'ignore-data=bar/data' etc won't work.

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By: rkulla
2010-05-10 00:13:11

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