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SubjectRe: [PATCH] gitignore: add *.bz2 and *.cpio to top-level; clean up usr/
Sam Ravnborg wrote:
> Convinced with respect to the *.gz *.bz2 *.lzma or *.cpio extensions.
> But I will continue to be reluctant to adding global entries,
> as I have been beated from time to time by something
> that was ignored but should not have been so.

In general, in the particular case of the Linux kernel tree, I think
that it's generally safe to add binary file types to the top level: we
have *extremely* few binary files in the tree, and those are clearly
special cases.

Text files or ambiguous types is another matter.


H. Peter Anvin, Intel Open Source Technology Center
I work for Intel. I don't speak on their behalf.

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