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authorJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2012-10-10 21:57:02 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2012-10-10 21:57:02 (GMT)
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Merge branch 'nd/doc-ignore'
* nd/doc-ignore: gitignore.txt: suggestions how to get literal # or ! at the beginning
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diff --git a/Documentation/gitignore.txt b/Documentation/gitignore.txt
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@@ -74,11 +74,15 @@ PATTERN FORMAT
for readability.
- A line starting with # serves as a comment.
+ Put a backslash ("`\`") in front of the first hash for patterns
+ that begin with a hash.
- - An optional prefix '!' which negates the pattern; any
+ - An optional prefix "`!`" which negates the pattern; any
matching file excluded by a previous pattern will become
included again. If a negated pattern matches, this will
override lower precedence patterns sources.
+ Put a backslash ("`\`") in front of the first "`!`" for patterns
+ that begin with a literal "`!`", for example, "`\!important!.txt`".
- If the pattern ends with a slash, it is removed for the
purpose of the following description, but it would only find