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Re: Add more files to .gitignore

On 06/30/2015 03:48 AM, Mark Wielaard wrote:
> On Tue, 2015-06-30 at 08:46 +0200, Pino Toscano wrote:
>> while working on the previous patches, I noticed a number of generated 
>> files are not part of .gitignore, so git shows them in the status 
>> output.
>> Attached there is a patch for it to ignore most of them.
> These are all files generated in the builddir aren't they?
> Since they don't show up when doing a srcdir != builddir build I prefer
> not to add them since they aren't really generated (source) files.
> But this has come up before, so maybe I am wrong?

IMO, if srcdir==builddir is a supported way to build, then .gitignore
ought to include those things.  Besides, it already does include some
build artifacts like "*.o".

However, I would suggest that specific ignores should be anchored to
their path.  e.g. "version.h" ignores that name in any path, whereas
"/version.h" would only ignore that in the directory with .gitignore.

Git does that anchoring for any pattern containing "/", so things like
"tests/hash" are matched relative to .gitignore too.  You could instead
create a "tests/.gitignore" containing "/hash" to keep it localized.

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