Brandon McCaig <bamcc...@gmail.com> writes:
> That is for your benefit, and for easily sharing that configuration
> with collaborators. Git only cares that the file exists in your
> working tree at run-time.
It is a lot more than "for sharing". If you made .gitignore only
effective after it gets committed, you cannot test your updated
version of .gitignore is correct before committing the change.
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