Thor Andreas Rognan <> writes:

> Maybe I'm doing it wrong, or maybe it's the intended behaviour,
> but I find that a trailing whitespace after a pattern in .gitignore
> makes the pattern void with git

I doubt we do anything clever like that.

        $ git init
        $ touch hello.o "hello.o " "hello.o  " hello.c
        $ echo "*.o " >.gitignore
        $ git status | cat -e
        # On branch master$
        # Initial commit$
        # Untracked files:$
        #   (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)$
        #       .gitignore$
        #       hello.c$
        #       hello.o$
        #       hello.o  $
        nothing added to commit but untracked files present (use "git add" to 
The user tells to ignore anything followed by a dot followed by a
lowercase Oh followed by a SP.  We ignore "hello. ", but not "hello.o"
nor "hello.o  " (two SPs at the end), just as told.
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