Q: splitting the top level .gitignore file

Mark Wielaard mark@klomp.org
Wed Dec 16 13:44:15 GMT 2020


Hi Dmitry,

On Wed, 2020-12-16 at 02:46 +0300, Dmitry V. Levin wrote:
> By the way, what do you think about moving subdirectory parts of the top
> level .gitignore file into subdirectories?  This would be consistent with
> ChangeLog files, currently one has to update the top level ChangeLog file
> when the top level .gitignore file is changed in a way that affects
> specific subdirectories only.

Yes, I think it would make sense to have .gitignore files per subdir. I
don't know how to keep that easily up to date though. I normally use
srcdir != builddir setups and so don't immediately see when there are
generated files in the srcdir.

Thanks,

Mark


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