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authorManav Rathi <mnvrth@gmail.com>2017-09-25 08:09:00 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2017-09-25 08:54:36 (GMT)
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docs: improve discoverability of exclude pathspec
The ability to exclude paths with a negative pathspec is not mentioned in the man pages for git grep and other commands where it might be useful. Add an example and a pointer to the pathspec glossary entry in the man page for git grep to help the user to discover this ability. Add similar pointers from the git-add and git-status man pages. Additionally, - Add a test for the behaviour when multiple exclusions are present. - Add a test for the ^ alias. - Improve name of existing test. - Improve grammar in glossary description of the exclude pathspec. Helped-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com> Signed-off-by: Manav Rathi <mnvrth@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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@@ -61,6 +61,9 @@ OPTIONS
the working tree. Note that older versions of Git used
to ignore removed files; use `--no-all` option if you want
to add modified or new files but ignore removed ones.
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+For more details about the <pathspec> syntax, see the 'pathspec' entry
+in linkgit:gitglossary[7].
-n::
--dry-run::