On Apr 8, 2014, at 1:02 PM, Andrew Keller <and...@kellerfarm.com> wrote:

> On Apr 8, 2014, at 10:47 AM, Olivier LE ROY <olivier_le_...@yahoo.com> wrote:
>> Hello, 
>> I have a project under SVN with contains empty directories.
>> I would like to move this project on a Git server, still handling empty 
>> directories.
>> 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.

To clarify: That's Git's "personality" from the point of view of the front end, 
and is not the same as how data is actually stored.

Andrew Keller

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