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A Silver Searcher Gotcha

There is a gotcha with the silver searcher and how it treats .gitignore files. The following pattern will work as expected with git:

/log

I.e. git will ignore everything in that directory, however The Silver Searcher doesn’t understand that and it’ll still show matching lines from files in log/. For git and ag (The Silver Searcher) to both ignore that directory and its contents, change /log to log.