.gitignore files branch

Ralf Corsepius ralf.corsepius at rtems.org
Thu Feb 2 05:42:31 UTC 2012

On 02/02/2012 01:50 AM, Chris Johns wrote:
> On 2/02/12 4:25 AM, Joel Sherrill wrote:
>> With some appreciated guidance along with trial and error,
>> I have managed to create a branch on my personal repo
>> called gitignore which should add the minimal number
>> of .gitnore files (3) and delete the .cvsignore files.
>> .gitignore - covers most of autotools generated files\
>> contrib/.gitignore - adds INSTALL for this sub-tree
>> since there is an INSTALL at the top of the tree.
>> c/src/lib/libbsp/.gitignore - adds bspopts.h.in for BSPs
>> since these shouldn't appear anywhere above here.
>> If I am understanding correctly, my personal repo
>> is at git://git.rtems.org/joel/rtems.git.
>> You can view the branch at
>> http://git.rtems.org/joel/rtems.git/log/?h=gitignore
>> It is only two commits.
>> Is it OK to push to the master upstream repo?
> It looks fine to me. I did an analysis of all the .cvsignore files and
> extracted the list of files present and the only additions are related
> to running configure in the source tree which is something we do not allow.
> Can '*~' be added for emacs backup files ?

No. User-specific exclusion patterns should go into a user-specific 
setup and not be added to the global configuration, because they reflect 
an individual users's use-case and do not reflect a source-tree's 
technical requirements/needs.

c.f. the ~/.gitconfig section in "git --help ignore"

An alternative to this is to work with local branches, which contain 
customized .gitignores


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