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authorJason Merrill <>2009-04-06 15:03:36 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2009-04-08 04:58:25 (GMT)
commit20ff3ec28e1dc7b653bfdc7643cb55045d7913fc (patch)
tree76fef7093b73d67afbe4adbd6da403e8c2512fbc /Documentation/gitattributes.txt
parent39470cf961e584ddb505f51bb9c452ebcfd5c569 (diff)
Documentation: clarify .gitattributes search
Use the term "toplevel of the work tree" in gitattributes.txt and gitignore.txt to define the limits of the search for those files. Signed-off-by: Jason Merrill <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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When deciding what attributes are assigned to a path, git
consults `$GIT_DIR/info/attributes` file (which has the highest
precedence), `.gitattributes` file in the same directory as the
-path in question, and its parent directories (the further the
-directory that contains `.gitattributes` is from the path in
-question, the lower its precedence).
+path in question, and its parent directories up to the toplevel of the
+work tree (the further the directory that contains `.gitattributes`
+is from the path in question, the lower its precedence).
If you wish to affect only a single repository (i.e., to assign
attributes to files that are particular to one user's workflow), then