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authorJosh Triplett <josh@freedesktop.org>2007-06-02 17:08:54 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>2007-06-02 18:59:19 (GMT)
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Create a new manpage for the gitignore format, and reference it elsewhere
Only git-ls-files(1) describes the gitignore format in detail, and it does so with reference to git-ls-files options. Most users don't use the plumbing command git-ls-files directly, and shouldn't have to look in its manpage for information on the gitignore format. Create a new manpage gitignore(5) (Documentation/gitignore.txt), and factor out the gitignore documentation into that file, changing it to refer to .gitignore and $GIT_DIR/info/exclude as used by porcelain commands. Reference gitignore(5) from other relevant manpages and documentation. Remove now-redundant information on exclude patterns from git-ls-files(1), leaving only information on how git-ls-files options specify exclude patterns and what precedence they have. Signed-off-by: Josh Triplett <josh@freedesktop.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <junkio@cox.net>
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