Philip Oakley <philipoak...@iee.org> writes: > Include the gitignore link with the paired gitrepository- > layout link. > > Signed-off-by: Philip Oakley <philipoak...@iee.org> > --- > > 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. > +those in info/exclude. See linkgit:gitrepository-layout and > +linkgit:gitignore.
A reader of git-add shouldn't have to refer to gitrepository-layout in the first place when we talk about "add $pathspec" may ignore paths that are configured to be ignored. gitignore should give everything necessary to him. This section (even before the precontext we can see in the patch) may need a bit larger rewrite so that it just refers to gitignore and leave the details of where the exclude information comes to that manual page. -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html