Junio C Hamano wrote:

> These paths that depend on your choice of the editor and other tools
> can still be managed in your personal .git/info/exclude in the
> meantime.

Or $HOME/.config/git/ignore to not have to make the same setting
in every repository. :)

Maybe it would make sense to add a hint about that somewhere to
user-manual.txt.  Even better would be to automatically include some
common exclude patterns globally without requiring any manual
configuration, but that would take some care to make sure the patterns
and how to disable them are documented clearly.

-- >8 --
Subject: gitignore doc: add global gitignore to synopsis

The gitignore(5) manpage already documents $XDG_CONFIG_HOME/git/ignore
but it is easy to forget that it exists.  Add a reminder to the

Noticed while looking for a place to put a list of scratch filenames
in the cwd used by one's editor of choice.

Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <jrnie...@gmail.com>
 Documentation/gitignore.txt | 2 +-
 1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/gitignore.txt b/Documentation/gitignore.txt
index f971960..37c9470 100644
--- a/Documentation/gitignore.txt
+++ b/Documentation/gitignore.txt
@@ -7,7 +7,7 @@ gitignore - Specifies intentionally untracked files to ignore
-$GIT_DIR/info/exclude, .gitignore
+$HOME/.config/git/ignore, $GIT_DIR/info/exclude, .gitignore

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