[PATCH 0/4] Some autotools updates for libtwin

Antonio Ospite ao2 at ao2.it
Mon Oct 24 20:14:20 AEDT 2016

On Wed, 12 Oct 2016 13:48:25 -0700
Geoff Levand <geoff at infradead.org> wrote:

> On 10/12/2016 12:45 PM, Antonio Ospite wrote:
> >> I didn't apply patch 4.
> > 
> > That's fine, I am just curious why. .gitignore is the standard git
> > mechanism to _share_ the list of untracked files.
> If you are doing maintenance, use 'make maintainer-clean' before 'git
> add', etc., and if
>   make maintainer-clean
>   git status
> shows any files we know maintainer-clean is broken.

Hi Geoff,

you had made your point so I didn't reply.

However today I learned that even in presence of a .gitignore file it
is possible to spot the issues you are referring to by using:

  git status --ignored

This is just for the records, I am not pushing to include the .gitignore
file :)

Ciao ciao,

Antonio Ospite

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
   See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?

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