.gitignore and Visual Studio project: Ignore bin/Debug directory but not bin/Release directory
I have a C# Visual Studio project in a git repository. I want to ignore the contents
bin/Debug directory but not the contents of the
bin/Release‘ directory. I’ve added
bin/Debug to my
.gitignore file, but it doesn’t seem to work – it is including the entire contents of the
bin directory. What would the correct entry be to do this?
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Here’s what we’ve been using lately, it removes all resharper generated stuff and some other important things. Note that we don’t commit our release directory, so you shouldn’t include
Release/ in your
.gitignore, but to answer your question, you should include
/build/ *.suo *.user _ReSharper.*/ *.sdf bin/ obj/ Debug/ Release/ *.opensdf *.tlog *.log TestResult.xml *.VisualState.xml Version.cs Version.h Version.cpp
Here’s a pretty comprehensive example from github:
This typically happens because the .gitignore was added after the files were committed. The .gitignore tells git to ignore untracked files that match, once stuff is committed the ignore will no longer work. One way to fix it is to remove the bin/debug folder (manually through explorer/powershell/bash), then commit the removals. Once that is done the ignores should work as you expect.
- Remove files/folder
git add -A
You shouldn’t have to delete anything. After you added the .gitignore file, run this command to clear the cache, then stage and commit again:
git rm -r . --cached
I know it is an old question, but I’ve decided to share my approach which excludes exactly bin/Debug, bin/Release etc.
*/**/bin/Debug */**/bin/Release */**/obj/Debug */**/obj/Release
Running the following command worked for me (thanks to “orourkedd”):
git rm -r . --cached
I manually added the
.gitignore file but it wasn’t taken into consideration until I ran this command.
I then had to commit again and all good to go now.
/obj folders are properly excluded now.
I fixed this by replacing
This would also have the affect of ignoring the
obj/Debug directory, however I want to ignore the entire contents of the
obj directory, so I have also added