On 18.09.2008, at 17:03, jack7890 wrote:

> Sorry for spamming the whole group with this question, but I've run
> into a git problem that is driving me absolutely insane.
> I'm using a git repository for a symfony project I'm developing.  I'd
> like to use .gitignore to have git ignore cache, config, log files,
> etc.  But I find that using a .gitignore in the repository directory
> produces EXTREMELY erratic results.  Git fails to ignore most file I
> include in .gitignore, but it does ignore some, and I can't find a
> pattern in the files it ignores and fails to ignore.

If you've already added a file to Git, Git will track it even if it  
would be matched by a pattern in .gitignore.

Could you maybe post an example of a directory/file structure with the  
according patterns from .gitignore and tell us exactly what your  
expected and actual results are?

regards, Markus

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