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authorPetr Baudis <>2007-08-28 22:41:28 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-08-29 04:16:57 (GMT)
commit9d5fc59d120e2779ebe9ad0c947363785f1856b8 (patch)
treef51bf582eb7a8e496b1f629835f5987ffb8bd567 /Documentation/git-add.txt
parentb39c53e662b97108ee1bda72076630d9d0e56211 (diff)
git-add: Make the filename globbing note a bit clearer
I think the trick with Git-side filename globbing is important and perhaps not that well known. Clarify a bit in git-add documentation what it means. Signed-off-by: Petr Baudis <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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The 'git add' command will not add ignored files by default. If any
ignored files were explicitly specified on the command line, 'git add'
will fail with a list of ignored files. Ignored files reached by
-directory recursion or filename globbing will be silently ignored.
-The 'add' command can be used to add ignored files with the `-f`
-(force) option.
+directory recursion or filename globbing performed by Git (quote your
+globs before the shell) will be silently ignored. The 'add' command can
+be used to add ignored files with the `-f` (force) option.
Please see gitlink:git-commit[1] for alternative ways to add content to a