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RE: ctags recursion broken?

Alan Thompson wrote on 2012-12-11: 
> Upon closer inspection, it appears that Cygwin has a different version
> of ctags (not Exuberant Ctags!) that does not support recursion at
> all!  Specifically,
>> ctags -V
> ctags (standalone 21.4.22)
> Copyright (C) 2007 Free Software Foundation, Inc.
> This program is distributed under the terms in ETAGS.README
>> ctags --help
> Usage: ctags [options] [[regex-option ...] file-name] ...
> These are the options accepted by ctags.
> You may use unambiguous abbreviations for the long option names.
>   A - as file name means read names from stdin (one per line).
> Absolute names are stored in the output file as they are. Relative
> are stored relative to the output file's directory. <snip> -R,
>         Don't create tags from regexps for the following files.
> <snip>

Are you sure you're using the ctags you think you are?

$ ctags --help
Exuberant Ctags 5.8, Copyright (C) 1996-2009 Darren Hiebert
  Compiled: Dec 11 2009, 11:42:40
  Addresses: <>,
  Optional compiled features: +wildcards, +regex, +internal-sort

Usage: ctags [options] [file(s)]
  -R   Equivalent to --recurse.

Hope this helps!
Bryan Thrall
Principal Software Engineer
FlightSafety International

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