[cryptography] openssl on git
cloos at jhcloos.com
Mon Jan 28 10:07:28 EST 2013
>>>>> "AB" == Adam Back <adam at cypherspace.org> writes:
AB> You know other source control systems, and presumably git also, have
AB> an excludes list which can contain wildcards. It comes prepopulated
AB> with eg *.o - as you probably dont want to check them in.
For git, the file is called .gitignore. You can add one in any
directory in the repo; each file covers that dir and each child
dir, and the syntax provides for overriding parent ignores.
Git also support per-clone $GIT_DIR/info/exclude and per-user ignore
files. Cf gitignore(1).
AB> I think you could classify this as a git bug (or more probably a
AB> mistake in how github are using/configuring git) that it doesnt
AB> exclude checking in .ssh and maybe some of the .ssh exclusive
AB> related extensions.
There is nothing wrong with using git -- or any other vcs -- to backup
one's $HOME. What is arguably dumb is storing that backup on a public
site. *Any* public site. And unencrypted at that.
This seems to be another case of thoughtless "everything to the cloud"
(said with a Q♥-off-with-their-heads sort of tone). ;^/
I'm pretty sure hg and bzr also require the repo to specify what to ignore.
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