Re: Generating .gitignore files

On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 4:56 PM, Behdad Esfahbod <behdad behdad org> wrote:
> On 04/20/2009 02:34 AM, Steve Frécinaux wrote:
>> Behdad Esfahbod wrote:
>>> The idea is that .gitignore files are autogenerated and are NOT stored
>>> in the repository. To use, just copy into your toplevel, add it
>>> to git, run "make -f" and commit all changes it makes to your
>>> tree...
>> If the generated .gitignore is not meant to be committed into the
>> repository, maybe the script should edit .git/info/exclude instead ?
> Why?  Other than being harder to generate (since current scheme generates
> per-dir .gitignore files) and generally a bad idea to touch the .git dir,
> "man gitignore" also suggests that that's the wrong place:
> "Patterns which are specific to a particular repository but which do not
> need to be shared with other related repositories (e.g., auxiliary files
> that live inside the repository but are specific to one user´s workflow)
> should go into the $GIT_DIR/info/exclude file."

Yeap, per-repository (local) include files should go to $GIT_DIR/info/exclude.

Felipe Contreras

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