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Re: [PATCH v2 1/1] git-clean.txt: clarify ignore pattern files

On Thu, 7 Mar 2019 at 07:57, Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Denton Liu <liu.denton@xxxxxxxxx> writes:
> > +     Use the exclude pattern in addition to those found in
> > +     `.gitignore` and similar files (see linkgit:gitignore[5]).

> I do agree with the direction to abandon the attempt to be
> exhaustive, which has failed us and will fail.  I am not sure if
> ".gitignore and similar files" is a good phrasing, though.
>     Don't use the standard ignored rules (see linkgit:gitignore[5]),
>     but use the ignore rules given with `-e` options from the
>     command line.
> perhaps?  I dunno.

Yeah, I like "the standard ignore rules" more than my original
suggestion. Hmm, I now see you wrote "the standard ignore/D/ rules" -- I
believe that's a typo.