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Paul Fenwick
June 13, 2008 20:20
[PATCH] .gitignore file
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G'day p5p,

Are you using git to track Perl development?  Do you find it bothersome how 
a 'git status' whines endlessly about all the files produced by the build 
process?  Would you fresher breath and whiter teeth?  If so, then .gitignore 
is for you[1]!

Simply add the attached .gitignore file to your repository, and watch those 
bothersome 'git status' messages just melt away!

The attached .gitignore file covers all the files produced by a ./configure, 
make, and make test on my Debian/Linux machine.  It's provided both as the 
results of a git-format-patch (which keeps history, gives me a chance to 
play with a new command, and produced absurdly long names), and as an actual 
.gitignore file (which you can drop in directly).

I believe that adding this to bleed will mean that anyone using git for 
tracking changes to Perl can immediately start to enjoy less spam from git.



[1] Effects associated with installing a .gitignore file are for 
demonstrative purposes only.  Actual results may vary.  If problems persist, 
please see your dentist.

Paul Fenwick <> |
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