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From: Steinar Bang <sb@dod.no>
To: git@vger.kernel.org
Subject: Re: is there a truly compelling rationale for .git/info/exclude?
Date: Sun, 08 Oct 2017 10:41:54 +0200
Message-ID: <86efqe3ub1.fsf@dod.no> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <20171006061434.Horde.16MqZ-fejqXm6BLpL7prK1K@crashcourse.ca>

>>>>> rpjday@crashcourse.ca:

>   but even that isn't a really compelling reason. so what's it for?

I use it to ignore stuff in my git-versioned home directory.

Every time I use a new program and it creates a config file or a config
directory, it shows up as clutter in magit in my git versioned home
directory.

I started with putting the stuff to be ignored in .gitignore, but since
I run different stuff on different machines and on different OSes,
.gitignore started to contain irrelevant stuff (ignoring a stuff from a
program that was run once and then never again, ignoring stuff on one
machine that maybe should not be ignored on a different machine), and
then I figured it was much simpler to just ignore stuff repo-locally in
.git/info/exclude




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Thread overview: 10+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2017-10-06 10:14 rpjday
2017-10-06 12:13 ` Junio C Hamano
2017-10-06 17:39   ` Robert P. J. Day
2017-10-06 19:23     ` Jonathan Nieder
2017-10-07 21:20     ` brian m. carlson
2017-10-12 23:18     ` Johannes Schindelin
2017-10-12 23:56       ` Jeff King
2017-10-13  7:05         ` Robert P. J. Day
2017-10-06 14:18 ` Kaartic Sivaraam
2017-10-08  8:41 ` Steinar Bang [this message]

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