Duy Nguyen <pclo...@gmail.com> writes:

> 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.

Yup, there is nothing that you can plug to the "<this>" in the above
to make it mean "junk" directory is ignored.  A trailing "/" is
removed after noting the fact that the entry is about a directory
and leaves an empty string, and it would be OK to define that an
empty string matches the directory the gitignore file appears in.

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