Steve Klabnik

Git 1.8.2 released

I’m pretty sure that most of you who read The Changelog care about git. Well, yesterday, 1.8.2 was released!

Of course, linking to the commit that actually did the release isn’t mega-helpful, so here’s a link to the CHANGELOG instead.

My favorite change is this one:

The patterns in .gitignore and .gitattributes files can have **/, as a pattern that matches 0 or more levels of subdirectory. E.g. foo/**/bar matches bar in foo itself or in a subdirectory of foo.

I find myself wanting this a bunch, so it’s nice to have in. I’m also pumped about ‘git check-ignore’, which helps you figure out if what you added to your .gitignore actually did what it’s supposed to do.

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