We support backslash escape, but we hide the details behind the phrase "a shell glob suitable for consumption by fnmatch(3)". So it may not be obvious how one can get literal # or ! at the beginning of a pattern. Add a few lines on how to work around the magic characters.
Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <pclo...@gmail.com> --- Asciidoc 8.2.6 does not like me writing "Put \# if you need a literal #.." so I go with "backslash" and "hash" instead. `\!` displays fine both in man page and html format. '!' changed to `!` because it looks clearer in monospace. Documentation/gitignore.txt | 7 +++++-- 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 2 deletions(-) diff --git a/Documentation/gitignore.txt b/Documentation/gitignore.txt index 96639e0..8c03ed4 100644 --- a/Documentation/gitignore.txt +++ b/Documentation/gitignore.txt @@ -74,11 +74,14 @@ PATTERN FORMAT for readability. - A line starting with # serves as a comment. + Put a backslash in front of the first hash for the patterns + that start with a hash. - - An optional prefix '!' which negates the pattern; any + - An optional prefix `!` which negates the pattern; any matching file excluded by a previous pattern will become included again. If a negated pattern matches, this will - override lower precedence patterns sources. + override lower precedence patterns sources. Use `\!` if + you need a literal `!` at the beginning of the pattern. - If the pattern ends with a slash, it is removed for the purpose of the following description, but it would only find -- 22.214.171.124.406.g6ab07c4 -- 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