On Monday, January 5, 2015 7:49:29 PM UTC+1, Dale Worley wrote:
> > Actually, I would like to exclude all files which have the
> > following pattern:
> > EnergyBalance.org[SOMETEXT]
> > I tried
> > EnergyBalance.org[.]
> > EnergyBalance.org[*]
> > but none worked.
> I don't know what notation you're using for the "following pattern".
Sorry about the confusion - I did not use any in particular, but you
understood what I meant.
Be aware that Git uses "wildcard" notation. (Maybe it can be configured
> for other types of notation.)
That explains - somehow I thought it would use regexp - wildcards is much
easier in this case.
> If you mean that the "base file name"
> (the name within the nearest containing directory) matches the regexp
> "EnergyBalance\.org.*", the "wildcard" version is "EnergyBalance.org*".
> If you want to exclude such files no matter what directory they are in,
> put that line in the .gitignore of the top working directory. If you
> want ot exclude such files in a particular directory, put
> "/EnergyBalance.org*" in the .gitignore of the directory.
Thanks - that works perfectly. I went one step further and added
so that all files of the pattern
Just one question: why do you escape the "."? As far as I understand, it
has no special meaning in wildcard expressions?
PS: do I have to use the web interface to reply or is there an email
address, as I can not reply via gmane?
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