On Sun, Feb 24, 2013 at 4:15 PM, Junio C Hamano <gits...@pobox.com> wrote:
> Speaking of .gitignore, I recall that there was a hanging discussion
> on allowing a pattern to name the directory that the .gitignore file
> appears in, which I do not think we currently support.  With such a
> feature, instead of listing "/junk" in the .gitignore file at the
> top-level to say that everything inside the "junk" directory is
> ignored by default, we could instead say "<this>" at the beginning
> of the .gitignore file in the "junk" directory.

Shouldn't "/" alone in junk/.gitignore express that? It does not work,
but I think it's a natural interpretation of the syntax.

> I think "* <attr>"
> in the .gitattributes file in a directory causes "git check-attr ."
> in that directory to report the <attr>, and we may want to have some
> way to allow "git check-ignore ." to be affected by the .gitignore
> file in the same directory in a similar way, but I do not have a
> very strong opinion.  Do people have any comment on this?
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