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From: Paul Jackson <>
Subject: gitignore + commit with excludes = bug
Date: Sat, 1 May 2021 21:37:52 +0300	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)


I stumbled upon what I believe is a bug in git.
See the following reproduction steps:

mkdir test
cd test
git init
echo 1 > ignored
echo 1 > not-ignored
echo ignored > .gitignore
git add -A -- ':!ignored' || echo 'ERROR!!!'

In these steps, I ignore the "ignored" file twice - first time in
.gitignore, and second time in the "git add" command. I didn't expect
this to be a problem, but I'm getting the following error message:

The following paths are ignored by one of your .gitignore files:

It looks as if git thinks I wanted to include, not exclude "ignored"
in "git add".

             reply	other threads:[~2021-05-01 18:38 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 9+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2021-05-01 18:37 Paul Jackson [this message]
2021-05-04 12:55 ` gitignore + commit with excludes = bug Philip Oakley
2021-05-04 14:06   ` Matheus Tavares
2021-05-09  6:21     ` Paul Jackson
2021-05-10 16:20       ` Philip Oakley
2021-05-10 19:27     ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-10 19:37       ` Matheus Tavares Bernardino
2021-05-10 22:34         ` Elijah Newren
2021-05-11  2:23           ` Matheus Tavares Bernardino

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