[Buildroot] [PATCH] .gitignore: Add download directory 'dl'

Markus Heidelberg markus.heidelberg at web.de
Thu May 7 23:44:10 UTC 2009

Michael Roth, 07.05.2009:
> Markus Heidelberg schrieb:
> > What about additionally adding /.config* ?
> > I guess it's quite common to have some configs laying around.
> Hmm, yes, but maybe different people use different names:
> For example I'm using config.foobar and you're maybe using
> .config.foobar and others maybe using foobar.config etc.

The Linux Kernel has .* as global ignore rule, which makes .config*
files ignored. Sticking to the already existing .config as prefix for
other configs makes it faster to rename/copy the .config because of the
filename completion.

> So I don't think, there exists a global rule for custom .config
> file names.

Not officially, but maybe as common convention.

If you don't want to add it, it's OK. I will then submit a patch myself,
since I think this is just the most common way to keep backup config
files around.


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