Misty De Meo <misty <at> brew.sh> writes:
> Gitignore parsing no longer seems to work properly in git 1.8.3.
> One of my repositories has the following gitignore:
> In 22.214.171.124 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
I see a similar problem using e.g. the following .gitignore to exclude
everything except C source files and header files:
In Git 1.8.3 'git status' will show other files as untracked while in
Git 126.96.36.199 I don't have that problem. I bisected to find that the
offending commit is v188.8.131.52-402-g95c6f27.
I am not on OSX, however, but on Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 and RHEL 5.8) so
this may be a separate issue. I've also gotten the impression that this
is intentional. In any case I cannot create a .gitignore that achieves
the same for both older and newer versions of Git.
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