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RE: ctags recursion broken?
- From: "Thrall, Bryan" <bryan dot thrall at flightsafety dot com>
- To: <cygwin at cygwin dot com>
- Cc: "Thrall, Bryan" <bryan dot thrall at flightsafety dot com>
- Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 13:24:59 -0600
- Subject: RE: ctags recursion broken?
- References: <CAN4-eHLtc3o=59PJ6fm+TEUc7NUid4U8J69+UKiwOXVM49A5tA@mail.gmail.com> <CAN4-eHKrOtUfegrBxpZzgMh0ErFAub4yBFxY=-qmf1jsy7PPQQ@mail.gmail.com>
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.
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
Optional compiled features: +wildcards, +regex, +internal-sort
Usage: ctags [options] [file(s)]
-R Equivalent to --recurse.
Hope this helps!
Principal Software Engineer
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