On Apr 8, 2014, at 10:47 AM, Olivier LE ROY <olivier_le_...@yahoo.com> wrote:
> I have a project under SVN with contains empty directories.
> I would like to move this project on a Git server, still handling empty
> The solution: put a .gitignore file in each empty directory to have them
> recognized by the Git database cannot work, because some scripts in my
> projects test the actual emptiness of the directories.
> Is there any expert able to tell me: this cannot be done in Git, or this can
> be done by the following trick, or why there is no valuable reason to
> maintain empty directories under version control?
Git is designed to track files. The existence of folders is secondary to the
notion that files have a relative path inside the repository, which is
perceived by the user as folders.
Why can't your scripts create the folders on demand? Or, could your scripts
interpret a missing folder as an empty folder?
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