On 16/09/12 13:08, Matthieu Moy wrote:
Philip Oakley <philipoak...@iee.org> writes:

--- a/Documentation/git-clean.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-clean.txt
@@ -63,6 +63,12 @@ OPTIONS
        Remove only files ignored by git.  This may be useful to rebuild
        everything from scratch, but keep manually created files.
+The optional configuration variable `core.excludesfile` linkgit:git-config[1]
I think linkgit:gitignore[5] is enough. linkgit:gitrepository-layout[5]
is a very general documentation, it's not clear to the reader which part
is intended to be read in complement to git-clean, and indeed, the
relevant information is already in linkgit:gitignore[5]. Same for
core.excludesfile which is already documented in linkgit:gitignore[5].

Otherwise, I suspect we'll end-up having the transitive closure of SEE
ALSO in each manpage ...
I'd added all three partly because of the git add link which went first to the repository layout which didn't help me much without the extra link.

In fact I've lost a patch (a mistaken rebase todo list possibly) to make the three git ignore pattern types more obvious in the documentation, which would probably cover your point.
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