On Monday, March 25, 2013 11:43:21 AM UTC+1, Jeroen De Vlieger wrote:
> lets create a new git repo
> $ mkdir testRepo
> $ cd testRepo
> $ mkdir dirWithOnlyIgnoredFiles
> $ touch dirWithOnlyIgnoredFiles/foo.log
> $ touch test.txt
> $ touch main.log
> $ git init
> now lets ignore the log files
> $ echo '*.log' > .gitignore
> stage all non-ignored files and creat a commit
> $ git add .
> $ git commit -m 'foo'
> now lets list the ignore files
> $ git status --ignored
> # On branch master
> # Ignored files:
> # (use "git add -f <file>..." to include in what will be committed)
> # main.log
> nothing to commit (working directory clean)
> Note the the log file in the 'dirWithOnlyIgnoredFiles' is *not* listed,
> although I would presume that it is indeed an ignored file.
> What happened here?
Git ignores empty directories (by design). A directory with only ignored
files is also counted as being empty. Hence, when you add a non-ignored
file inside the directory, the directory gets noticed.
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