The WordPress .gitignore template has an error

Recently signed up here at GitHub and used the WordPress .gitignore template during creation of my first repo. Had several attempts at creating experimental/test repos just to get the hang of things however each time i used the .gitignore template for WordPress option it created a file which is supposed to ignore everything firstly then create exceptions. The ‘ignore everything’ wildcard asterisk char is missing at the top of the file which explained why each time i used this feature my index had every single directory and file in my project in it!

Is this an error in the template or is something else amiss here? is there some how we can see the content of the template to check.