[p4] Adding with wildcards

steve at vance.com steve at vance.com
Thu Aug 2 21:40:47 PDT 2007

Greg -- 

At an API level, it's pretty easy to recursively walk the directory and do 
an add on each file. You are right that the '...' wildcard only works for 
files Perforce knows about. 


Greg Leach writes: 

> I'm trying to do this from within an integration that we're writing for 
> our asset-control tool.  In regards to Melissa's point, intermediate 
> files will not be a part of this directory.  I was only using the 
> commandline p4 example as an attempt to show what I want to do.  :) 
> But it's looking like there isn't anything built into the P4 API that 
> will support that.  I can just search the directories myself and bake 
> them into the add arguments, I was just hoping that there was something 
> that could do it for me. 
> Thanks for your help!
> -Greg 
> Vinny Murphy (vmurphy) wrote:
>> Hi Greg, 
>> From http://www.perforce.com/perforce/technotes/note012.html you could
>> do: 
>> C:> cd src
>> C:> dir /b /s /a-d | p4 -x - add 
>> --
>> Vinny
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