On Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:07:16 +0530
Rustom Mody <rustompm...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Finally I added a dummy-file to downloads; add-commited it and then
> ignored downloads.
> Seems convoluted and unsure (to me).
> Is there a better way?

No, there isn't.  Git does not track directories directly -- only as a
byproduct of adding files contained in them.  So either do what you did
or, possibly better, add a script to your repository which, when
called, will create this directory locally.  The reasoning behind this:
Git is not a deployment/configuration system but rather a content
management solution with "content" being defined as whatever is
contained in the files being managed.  From this PoV, having an ability
to put a sole directory under version control has no sense as it does
not represent content but rather a workplace configuration orthogonal
to the repository's content.

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