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authorJosh Triplett <>2007-06-02 17:08:54 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-06-02 18:59:19 (GMT)
commitcedb8d5d33e6496cfc70493db841b3db886e8658 (patch)
treecc4c8f97331a4f99e0eedd87579ea835d8fd248e /RelNotes
parent4159c5781303bb24d82be69b6a5de92d51d8d4f0 (diff)
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 <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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