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gnulib-tool.py does not write the gitignore file correctly
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Darshit Shah
2018-01-22 12:08:57 UTC
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Hi,

While using gnulib-tool.py for GNU Wget, I noticed a large number of new files
in the git repository. It turns out that the original gnulib-tool used to write
the .gitignore file with a list of all the files it copied into m4/. But,
gnulib-tool.py does *NOT* write the gitignore file.

Could this please be fixed? It's not a major issue, just a minor inconvenience.
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Thanking You,
Darshit Shah
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Dmitry Selyutin
2018-01-27 19:06:08 UTC
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Hi Darshit,

unfortunately I'm currently overloaded with my work, so I only have rare
occasions to ever get to gnulib's code. From your description it looks the
feature is omitted entirely, perhaps due to the lack of time to implement it
in 2012, but I think it is certainly doable. I'll try to look at it in a week
or two, hopefully this part is not so complex. Pull requests are welcome
anyway! ;-)
Post by Darshit Shah
Hi,
While using gnulib-tool.py for GNU Wget, I noticed a large number of new
files in the git repository. It turns out that the original gnulib-tool
used to write the .gitignore file with a list of all the files it copied
into m4/. But, gnulib-tool.py does *NOT* write the gitignore file.
Could this please be fixed? It's not a major issue, just a minor inconvenience.
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With best regards,
Dmitry Selyutin
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