Hi, the gitignore rules work so that if a directory is ignored, all files in that directory are ignored. While that behavior isn't clearly documented in gitignore, this behavior is consistent across all git tools (status, ls-files, ...).
An exception is that listing the ignored files using "ls-files -i" doesn't behave the same way. example: $ mkdir d $ touch d/f $ echo /d/ > .gitignore $ git ls-files -o --exclude-standard .gitignore #d/f is correctly not listed $ git ls-files -i --exclude-standard #no output d/f isn't listed even though it is treated as an ignored file by all other git tools. That seems inconsistent to me. Is that behavior intentionally or is this a bug? A very similar question was asked before: http://git.661346.n2.nabble.com/git-ls-files-ignored-and-ignored-directory-tt7570641.html but without an answer. Roland -- ORNL/UT Center for Molecular Biophysics cmb.ornl.gov 865-241-1537, ORNL PO BOX 2008 MS6309 -- To unsubscribe from this list: send the line "unsubscribe git" in the body of a message to majord...@vger.kernel.org More majordomo info at http://vger.kernel.org/majordomo-info.html