On Mon, 25 Mar 2013 14:10:13 +0100
Jeroen De Vlieger <fly....@gmail.com> wrote:

> Any idea on this design choice? when I ask to list ignored files, and
> some are not listed, then it feels like bug. Or in this case a bad
> design decision.

As Thomas said, Git does not track directories.  For instance, you
can't `git add` an empty directory, and `git add <directory>` does only
seem to make Git track that directory because it makes Git track *files*
under that directory.

I have no idea about why Git devs picked this design choice and not
some other; I also perceive this behaviour might be confusing.

Another thing to consider is that this list is dedicated to helping
novice users.  If you feel like you've found a bug or misfeature,
please feel free to bring it up on the main Git list [1] as Git devs
do not read the list which we're currently using for conversing.

1. https://gist.github.com/tfnico/4441562

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