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I read :h starstar-wildcard, but I cannot understand some cases.

(In the following examples, I am using the command :vimgrep pattern file where "pattern" is contained in the concerned files.)

1- If I have the files foo.txt and dir/foo.txt and execute :vimgrep pattern **.txt, only the first file is found. Why?

2- If I have a file foo.txt and execute :vimgrep pattern **/*.txt, the pattern is found in the file. I would have expected only files with a / in its name would match (so only .txt files in subdirectories). Why is the / ignored?

3- ** seems to only match files, not directories. Is that right?

I think I am misunderstanding how the ** wildcard really works.

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