Ignore Files In Gitignore Using Globbing Patterns

1. globbing patterns

  • powershell has globbing patterns implemented as well without any addition; DOS has some differences (see the wikipedia page)

2. special characters

  1. * for any char
  2. ? for single char
  3. []for range
  4. ! for negation
  5. \ for escape
  6. / for directory
  7. # for comment

3. my scenario

  • in one particular example, I need to filter all docs that contain either -prod1 string or alert string
  • also nothing in /docs folder
_site
.sass-cache
.jekyll-cache
.jekyll-metadata
vendor
gemfile.lock
*-prod1*
*alert*
/docs

4. sources

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Pavol Kutaj

Pavol Kutaj

Infrastructure Support Engineer/Technical Writer (Snowplow Analytics) with a passion for Python/writing documentation. More about me: https://pavol.kutaj.com