On Thu, Aug 29, 2013 at 11:46:52PM +0100, Dave Williams wrote:
> check-ignore currently shows how .gitignore rules would treat untracked
> paths. Tracked paths do not generate useful output.  This prevents
> debugging of why a path became tracked unexpectedly unless that path is
> first removed from the index with git rm --cached <path>
> This option (-i, --ignore-index) simply by-passes the check for the path
> being in the index and hence allows tracked path to be checked too.
> Whilst this behaviour deviates from the characteristics of git add and
> git status its use case is unlikely to cause any user confusion.
> Signed-off-by: Dave Williams <d...@opensourcesolutions.co.uk>


Sounds like a great idea to me, and the code changes look reasonable;
however you forgot to add corresponding tests :-)  Please can you
expand the patch to include them?

But I'm in favour in principle - thanks a lot for working on this!
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