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authorJonathan Nieder <>2008-08-06 21:22:00 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-08-08 20:17:08 (GMT)
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Documentation: user-manual: "git commit -a" doesn't motivate .gitignore
"git commit -a" ignores untracked files and follows all tracked files, regardless of whether they are listed in .gitignore. So don't use it to motivate gitignore. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Acked-by: J. Bruce Fields <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -1128,8 +1128,8 @@ This typically includes files generated by a build process or temporary
backup files made by your editor. Of course, 'not' tracking files with git
is just a matter of 'not' calling "`git-add`" on them. But it quickly becomes
annoying to have these untracked files lying around; e.g. they make
-"`git add .`" and "`git commit -a`" practically useless, and they keep
-showing up in the output of "`git status`".
+"`git add .`" practically useless, and they keep showing up in the output of
+"`git status`".
You can tell git to ignore certain files by creating a file called .gitignore
in the top level of your working directory, with contents such as: