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@@ -55,14 +55,13 @@ OPTIONS
-e <pattern>::
--exclude=<pattern>::
- In addition to those found in .gitignore (per directory) and
- $GIT_DIR/info/exclude, also consider these patterns to be in the
- set of the ignore rules in effect.
+ Use the given exclude pattern in addition to the standard ignore rules
+ (see linkgit:gitignore[5]).
-x::
- Don't use the standard ignore rules read from .gitignore (per
- directory) and $GIT_DIR/info/exclude, but do still use the ignore
- rules given with `-e` options. This allows removing all untracked
+ Don't use the standard ignore rules (see linkgit:gitignore[5]), but
+ still use the ignore rules given with `-e` options from the command
+ line. This allows removing all untracked
files, including build products. This can be used (possibly in
conjunction with 'git reset') to create a pristine
working directory to test a clean build.