Include the gitignore link with the paired gitrepository-
layout link.

Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <>

without the gitignore link users are unlikely to realise the
significance of the repository layout link, nor what to look for
within it

diff --git a/Documentation/git-add.txt b/Documentation/git-add.txt
index 9c1d395..311be9a 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-add.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-add.txt
@@ -155,7 +155,8 @@ Configuration
 The optional configuration variable `core.excludesfile` indicates a path to a
 file containing patterns of file names to exclude from git-add, similar to
 $GIT_DIR/info/exclude.  Patterns in the exclude file are used in addition to
-those in info/exclude.  See linkgit:gitrepository-layout[5].
+those in info/exclude.  See linkgit:gitrepository-layout[5] and

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