On Wed, May 29, 2013 at 12:54 AM, Misty De Meo <mi...@brew.sh> wrote:
> Hi,
> Gitignore parsing no longer seems to work properly in git 1.8.3.
> One of my repositories has the following gitignore:
> /*
> !/.gitignore
> !/Library/
> !/README.md
> !/bin
> /bin/*
> !/bin/brew
> !/share/man/man1/brew.1
> .DS_Store
> /Library/LinkedKegs
> /Library/PinnedKegs
> /Library/Taps
> /Library/Formula/.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.

The changes in this area since seem to be Karsten's (I'm not
blaming, just wanted to narrow down the problem). The patterns of
interest seem to be


Without "!/bin" v1.8.3 seems to behave the same as v1.8.2.3. Can you verify it?

> 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
> platforms.

Puzzled. regex has nothing to do with gitignore (glob does). How do
you recompile without regex support? Setting NO_REGEX? I'm on Linux
btw, no chance of touching OS X.
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