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[PATCH v3 1/2] git-clean.txt: clarify ignore pattern files




In the git-clean documentation, -x and -e documented .gitignore,
$GIT_DIR/info/excludes but neglected to mention the file pointed to by
core.excludesFile.

Remove specific list of files and, instead, reference gitignore(5)
documentation so that information is consolidated and the git-clean
documentation is more precise.

Reported-by: Robert P. J. Day <rpjday@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Helped-by: Martin Ågren <martin.agren@xxxxxxxxx>
Helped-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@xxxxxxxxx>
Signed-off-by: Denton Liu <liu.denton@xxxxxxxxx>
---
 Documentation/git-clean.txt | 11 +++++------
 1 file changed, 5 insertions(+), 6 deletions(-)

diff --git a/Documentation/git-clean.txt b/Documentation/git-clean.txt
index 03056dad0d..db876f7dde 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-clean.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-clean.txt
@@ -55,14 +55,13 @@ OPTIONS
 
 -e <pattern>::
 --exclude=<pattern>::
-	In addition to those found in .gitignore (per directory) and
-	$GIT_DIR/info/exclude, also consider these patterns to be in the
-	set of the ignore rules in effect.
+	Use the given exclude pattern in addition to the standard ignore rules
+	(see linkgit:gitignore[5]).
 
 -x::
-	Don't use the standard ignore rules read from .gitignore (per
-	directory) and $GIT_DIR/info/exclude, but do still use the ignore
-	rules given with `-e` options.  This allows removing all untracked
+	Don't use the standard ignore rules (see linkgit:gitignore[5]), but
+	still use the ignore rules given with `-e` options from the command
+	line.  This allows removing all untracked
 	files, including build products.  This can be used (possibly in
 	conjunction with 'git reset') to create a pristine
 	working directory to test a clean build.
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