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Re: build/ .gitignore pattern matches files in repo

From: David Kastrup
Subject: Re: build/ .gitignore pattern matches files in repo
Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:23:59 +0200
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markdblackwell <address@hidden> writes:

> Currently, the top level .gitignore (of LilyPond's repository) contains this
> pattern:
> I found no pattern negating this, in any .gitignore file (at any directory
> level).
> Currently, the repository on the server contains files (see below) which
> match this pattern.
> Because of this, Git will ignore changes to those files. Therefore:
> * Should the pattern be changed to /build/ , so it doesn't match the files?
> * Should the matching files be removed?
> * Should the .gitignore pattern be deleted?
> * (If the present, peculiar situation is exactly what is desired, then)
> should the top level .gitignore include some comment explaining it?
> The following files match the pattern in the top-level .gitignore:

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David Kastrup

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