On Fri, Sep 2, 2016 at 4:06 PM, Brian Levinstein <blevinst...@gmail.com> wrote:
> The relevant repo is here:
> https://github.com/blevinstein/dotfiles
> My gitignore file looks like this:
> https://github.com/blevinstein/dotfiles/blob/2400ca8642a7b454a2bfc54e8402343d008836aa/.gitignore
> It basically ignores all files, except for specifically whitelisted
> files. However, when I run "git status" (git version
> 2.8.0.rc3.226.g39d4020), I see the following untracked files:
> #       .bash_history
> #       .bash_logout
> #       .cache/
> #       [private]
> #       [private]
> #       .profile
> #       .viminfo
> #       dev/

For the specific files to be exclued, I'd recommend starting with a slash, e.g.


If the pattern does not contain a slash /, Git treats it as a shell
glob pattern and checks
for a match against the pathname relative to the location of the
.gitignore file (relative
to the toplevel of the work tree if not from a .gitignore file).

See the notes section of https://git-scm.com/docs/gitignore

So I do not quite see the bug?


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