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Re: [PATCH 1/1] git-clean.txt: specify core.excludesFile variable is used

Martin Ågren <martin.agren@xxxxxxxxx> writes:

> But on the topic of preferring shorter, I sort of wonder if we really
> need to provide all of those filenames here. The point we're trying to
> make is that we consider another source. So something like this would be
> just as technically correct, I think:
>   Use the given exclude pattern in addition to those found in .gitignore
>   and similar files (see linkgit:gitignore[5]).

Yes.  Unless we devise some mechanism to prevent these text that
list the places exclusion list are read from spread across the
documentation set, saying "found in usual places (see $there)" and
making sure we have the authoritative single place up-to-date is a
good approach.