Un-ignoring a file in an ignored directory in git
.gititnore I have an entry:
Which works well- the entire directory is ignored by git. Now, I just want to make an exception to this rule and keep this file
/build/outputs/mapping/release/mapping.txt in git.
How can I do this?
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The current rule for gitignore is
It is not possible to re-include a file if a parent directory of that file is excluded.
- you need to ignore all the files recursively: that is ‘
- exclude all the folders recursively: those are ‘
- exclude the file you want (which will work because its parent folder is not ignored as well)
/build/** !/build/**/ !/build/outputs/mapping/release/mapping.txt
Check what is and is not ignored with
git check-ignore -v (the
-v is important):
git check-ignore -v -- afile