[linux-elitists] More fun* with Git and make

Greg KH greg at kroah.com
Thu May 1 16:20:27 PDT 2014


On Thu, May 01, 2014 at 02:04:19PM -0700, Don Marti wrote:
> Some of you showed up for this...
>   https://lwn.net/Articles/589196/
> 
> One more random idea.  Instead of keeping track of
> which files need to be ignored/cleaned up in _both_
> .gitignore and the "clean" target in Makefile...
> 
> clean :
> 	find . -print0 | \
> 	git check-ignore -z --stdin | xargs -0 rm -f
> 
> DRY, right?

Yes, but doesn't that "catch" your .git subtree containing your
metadata?  It's not good to delete those files...

greg k-h


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