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Rafael Garcia-Suarez
June 14, 2008 01:37
Re: [PATCH] .gitignore file
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2008/6/14 Paul Fenwick <>:
> 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.

Good work, but surely all those *.o, *.bs, blib, pm_to_blib, .exists
etc. can be factorized.

I was planning to commit such a file when we switch to git. (after 5.8.9 is out)

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