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From "Owen O'Malley (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] Commented: (HADOOP-4181) some minor things to make Hadoop friendlier to git
Date Thu, 18 Sep 2008 18:14:44 GMT

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Owen O'Malley commented on HADOOP-4181:

Are you using an old version of git?

>From http://www.kernel.org/pub/software/scm/git/docs/gitignore.html:

If the pattern ends with a slash, it is removed for the purpose of the following description,
but it would only find a match with a directory. In other words, foo/ will match a directory
foo and paths underneath it, but will not match a regular file or a symbolic link foo (this
is consistent with the way how pathspec works in general in git). 

So my version will not ignore a build script that someone adds, or build directories somewhere
else in the directory tree. I think being more precise is a good thing when we are specifying
things to be ignored by scm.

> some minor things to make Hadoop friendlier to git
> --------------------------------------------------
>                 Key: HADOOP-4181
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/HADOOP-4181
>             Project: Hadoop Core
>          Issue Type: Improvement
>          Components: build
>            Reporter: Owen O'Malley
>            Assignee: Owen O'Malley
>             Fix For: 0.19.0
>         Attachments: .gitignore, git.patch, git.patch, git.patch, git2.patch, git3.patch,
> It would be nice to have a .gitignore file and a saveVersion that didn't fail under git.

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