Re: gitignore broken in git slash checks leading dirs

From: Jiri Slaby
Date: Fri Mar 05 2010 - 04:07:29 EST

On 03/05/2010 10:05 AM, Johannes Sixt wrote:
> Jiri Slaby schrieb:
>> having 'linux' line in .gitignore makes 'include/linux/vga_switcheroo.h'
>> to be ignored
> That's the behavior that I would expect.
>> though the documentation says:
>> ***
>> If the pattern does not contain a slash /, git treats it as a shell
>> glob pattern and checks for a match against the pathname without
>> leading directories.
>> ***
> and this citation confirms my expectation. Note that it says "pathname",
> not "filename". 'include/linux' is a "pathname".

What are 'leading directories' then?

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