Duy Nguyen <pclo...@gmail.com> writes:

> On Fri, Aug 30, 2013 at 5:46 AM, Dave Williams
> <d...@opensourcesolutions.co.uk> 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.
> Maybe --no-index, already used by git-diff and git-grep.

I am somewhat ashamed that I didn't think of it myself when I saw
the patch, but I agree that would be a good change for consistency.

>> 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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