How can I ignore everything but *.cpp files
So I have a file directory that contains many types of files, but I would like to ignore every file except a few and any *.cpp. Here is what I have in my .gitignore, but the *.cpp is not being committed.
# Ignore Everything * # But not .cpp !*.cpp !.gitignore !README.md
You can "un-ignore" directories using
!*/ so that it tries adding that directory. But since
git has no tracking for directories it will still have to find files to add. Your ignore all
* and don't ignore cpp
!*.cpp will do the trick
.gitignore to be:
# Ignore Everything * # But not .cpp !*.cpp # Or directories !*/ !.gitignore !README.md
The basic idea is
git tracks files not directories.