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From: Jeff King <>
To: Sitaram Chamarty <>
Subject: Re: How to find out which gitignore blocks my git-add
Date: Sat, 7 Feb 2009 01:42:21 -0500
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On Sat, Feb 07, 2009 at 01:33:43AM +0000, Sitaram Chamarty wrote:

> > I think it might be useful to be able to get this information. However,
> > rather than coupling it with "git add", it might make more sense to have
> > a separate way to query "is this being ignored, and if so, by what
> > pattern". Then you could use that tool to generally debug your
> > .gitignore patterns.
> maybe GIT_TRACE could print that as well, in some way?

It could, but I think reusing GIT_TRACE isn't a good idea. Currently it
traces _just_ exec information, so I wouldn't want to pollute that with
this information. But yes, you could trigger it through an environment
variable, which would let us dump at the lowest level.

I spent a few minutes checking this out, and it looks to be a little
more complex than I had hoped, just because we don't have all of the
information in the same place at the same time.

A toy patch series follows; see 2/2 for a description of why it doesn't
work like you might hope. I'm not too interested in trying to deal with
the refactoring that would be required to do it right. But maybe
somebody else is.


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Thread overview: 17+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2009-02-06  9:38 Gonzo
2009-02-06 19:33 ` Jeff King
2009-02-07  1:33   ` Sitaram Chamarty
2009-02-07  6:42     ` Jeff King [this message]
2009-02-07  6:44       ` [PATCH 1/2] refactor exclude handling Jeff King
2009-02-07  6:44       ` [PATCH 2/2] give exclude mechanism a debug option Jeff King
2009-02-07  7:38         ` Junio C Hamano
2009-02-07  7:42           ` Junio C Hamano
2009-02-07 11:46             ` Jeff King
2009-02-07 11:44           ` Jeff King
2009-02-07 21:45             ` Junio C Hamano
2009-02-08  8:59               ` Jeff King
2009-02-08  9:50                 ` Junio C Hamano
2009-02-08  9:52                   ` Jeff King
2009-02-07 12:44       ` How to find out which gitignore blocks my git-add Sitaram Chamarty
2009-02-07 13:31         ` Jeff King
2009-02-06 22:00 ` Bisani, Alok

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