On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 5:46 AM, Dave Williams
> 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.
Maybe --no-index, already used by git-diff and git-grep.
> Whilst this behaviour deviates from the characteristics of git add and
> git status its use case is unlikely to cause any user confusion.
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