Gitignore parsing no longer seems to work properly in git 1.8.3.

One of my repositories has the following gitignore:


In and earlier, this works as expected. However, in 1.8.3 I'm
seeing every file in /bin/ being marked as an untracked file.

I asked about this in #git, and was told that the culprit was the
regex support; apparently recompiling without regex support fixes the
specific gitignore issue. However, this doesn't seem to have been
reported anywhere on the mailing list that I can see. I was also told
that the issue is OS X-specific, and doesn't happen on other

Misty De Meo
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