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bootstrap botches .gitignore sorting

From: Eric Blake
Subject: bootstrap botches .gitignore sorting
Date: Mon, 04 Apr 2011 14:33:13 -0600
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Running bootstrap updates .gitignore to sort it.  However, it sorts
lines with ! first, even though they should be last to be effective.
For example, on libvirt, we have:


to quickly ignore all generated files under po, but then whitelist the
version-controlled POTFILES.in file also in that directory.

I haven't yet looked at how hard it would be to fix this; perhaps it
would be sufficient to write a simple sed script in
insert_sorted_if_absent() after the initial sort which appends all lines
starting with ! into hold space, then dumps hold space after all other

Eric Blake   address@hidden    +1-801-349-2682
Libvirt virtualization library http://libvirt.org

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