Can the git exclude files mask out whole directories?

From: Alex Bennee <kernel-hacker@bennee.com>
Date: 2006-09-19 04:28:07
Hi,

I may be being a bit dim but according to the man page I should be able
to specify paths with /'s in them. I want to exclude all CVS directories
so I can commit stuff. I have tried:

#
# Ignore CVS files
#
*/CVS/*

Amongst many variants and:

 git-ls-files --others --exclude-from=.git/info/exclude

And all my CVS directories still get listed. I can get what I want with
adding:

# Ignore CVS files
#
Entries
Entries.Log
Repository
Root
Tag

to my exclude file but that seems suboptimal. Besides I'll also want to
be ignoring whole build directories later. Have I subtly misunderstood
the man page?

Confused,

-- 
Alex, homepage: http://www.bennee.com/~alex/
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