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Re: is there a truly compelling rationale for .git/info/exclude?

>>>>> rpjday@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx:

>   but even that isn't a really compelling reason. so what's it for?

I use it to ignore stuff in my git-versioned home directory.

Every time I use a new program and it creates a config file or a config
directory, it shows up as clutter in magit in my git versioned home

I started with putting the stuff to be ignored in .gitignore, but since
I run different stuff on different machines and on different OSes,
.gitignore started to contain irrelevant stuff (ignoring a stuff from a
program that was run once and then never again, ignoring stuff on one
machine that maybe should not be ignored on a different machine), and
then I figured it was much simpler to just ignore stuff repo-locally in