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@@ -132,6 +132,14 @@ full pathname may have special meaning:
- Other consecutive asterisks are considered regular asterisks and
will match according to the previous rules.
+CONFIGURATION
+-------------
+
+The optional configuration variable `core.excludesFile` indicates a path to a
+file containing patterns of file names to exclude, similar to
+`$GIT_DIR/info/exclude`. Patterns in the exclude file are used in addition to
+those in `$GIT_DIR/info/exclude`.
+
NOTES
-----