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Subject[PATCH 1/2] .gitinogre: update the command to check tracked files being ignored
Recent git versions do not accept the noted command.

$ git ls-files -i --exclude-standard
fatal: ls-files -i must be used with either -o or -c

The -c was implied for older git versions, but we need to make it
explicit now.

Also, replace --exclude-standard with --exclude-per-directory=.gitignore
so that everyone will get consistent results.

git-ls-files(1) says:

Add the standard Git exclusions: .git/info/exclude, .gitignore in
each directory, and the user's global exclusion file.

We never know what are locally added to $GIT_DIR/info/exclude or

We can only manage .gitignore files committed in the repository.

Signed-off-by: Masahiro Yamada <>

.gitignore | 2 +-
1 file changed, 1 insertion(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/.gitignore b/.gitignore
index 3ec73ead6757..2e2e3d1eeaee 100644
--- a/.gitignore
+++ b/.gitignore
@@ -4,7 +4,7 @@
# subdirectories here. Add them in the ".gitignore" file
# in that subdirectory instead.
-# NOTE! Please use 'git ls-files -i --exclude-standard'
+# NOTE! Please use 'git ls-files -i -c --exclude-per-directory=.gitignore'
# command after changing this file, to see if there are
# any tracked files which get ignored after the change.
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