Although seemingly correct Syntax .gitignore File is ignored

Issue

I have written some powershell code, since I wanted to achive two things.
The first one was to organize my gists and the second one to learn ps1 script syntax.
Until now I guess I’ve managed some impressive things on one hand, on the other I got stuck…

I read lots of interesting and sophisticated articles on git and earlier on I also used .gitignore files quite successfully.

Now this particular script does EVERYTIME Ignore the .gitignore seamingly not dependend on what im doing.

May somebody of you help me busting this mystery why this script always ignores my gitignore – it sucks that everytime on the first hand it uploads itself everywhere (which is the reason why it writes itself to the .gitignore in line: 40 ++) and even more it gets wierd if everytime the node_modules where uploaded too

(testing this script on a freshly generated npx create-react-app testapp in the apps root folder)

By the way, to make things easier I also cleaned the cache with git rm -r --cached . in line 88 before the git add . this also does not work

Filename : git-create-repo.ps1

Sourcecode:

$workdir = Convert-Path $pwd

$gituser = "l00tz1ffer"
$gitserver = "lootziffers-welt.de"
$defaultRemoteName = "origin"
$targetBranchName = "master"

$gitHubExists = 0

$workDirName = $workdir.Substring(($workdir.LastIndexOf("\") + 1), ($workdir.Length - 1 ) - $workdir.LastIndexOf("\"))

$git_dir_string = $workDirName + ".git"
echo $workDirName



git remote -v | Out-File -FilePath remotes.temp -Encoding utf8 -Append
$File = 'remotes.temp'

foreach ($line in Get-Content $File) {
    $remoteListingLine = $line
    $remoteHostName = $remoteListingLine.Substring(($remoteListingLine.IndexOf("@") + 1), ($remoteListingLine.LastIndexOf(":") - 1 ) - $remoteListingLine.IndexOf("@"))
    echo $remoteHostName
    if ($remoteHostName -contains "github.com") {
        echo "GitHub Repo found"
        $remoteListingLine = $remoteListingLine -replace $defaultRemoteName, "github"
        echo "Renaming properly ..."
        echo $remoteListingLine

        git remote rename $defaultRemoteName "github"
        $gitHubExists = 1

    }

}
Remove-Item 'remotes.temp'



if (-not (Test-Path -Path .gitignore)) {
    New-Item -Path '.gitignore' -ItemType File
}


If ( $workDirName -ne "git-create-repo" -and $workDirName -ne "git-create-repo.git") {
    $File = '.gitignore'

    foreach ($line in Get-Content $File) {
        if (-not (Test-Path -Path new.gitignore)) {
            New-Item -Path 'new.gitignore' -ItemType File
        }

        echo ".gitignore enthält folgenden Wert: $line" 
        if ($line -contains "git-create-repo.ps1") {
            echo "Duplicate entry found, Removing it"
        }
        elseif ($line.Length -eq 0) {
            echo "Empty Line Found in .gitignore -> Removing it"
        }
        elseif ($line -contains $null) {
            echo "Empty Line Found in .gitignore -> Removing it"
        }
        else {
            line | Out-File -FilePath new.gitignore -Encoding utf8 -Append
 
        }
    }
    
    Remove-Item '.gitignore'
    Rename-Item 'new.gitignore' '.gitignore'
    "git-create-repo.ps1" >> | Out-File -FilePath .gitignore -Encoding utf8 -Append

}

Start-Sleep -Seconds 3


git remote rm $defaultRemoteName
git branch -mv main $targetBranchName


ssh [email protected]$gitserver "cd  $gituser && mkdir $git_dir_string && cd $git_dir_string && git init --bare"


#if (Test-Path -Path '.git' -PathType Container) {
git init
echo "Lokales Repo wurde Initialisiert"

git rm -r --cached .
git add .\.gitignore

$timestamp = (get-date).ToString('G')
git commit -m "Autogenerated Commit from ${[System.Environment]::UserName} -> Zeit: $timestamp"
echo "Autogenerated Commit -> Zeit: $timestamp"
    
git rm -r --cached .
git add .
echo "Dateien wurden zum Lokalen Repository hinzugefuegt"
#}


$timestamp = (get-date).ToString('G')
git commit -m "Autogenerated Commit from ${[System.Environment]::UserName} -> Zeit: $timestamp"
echo "Autogenerated Commit -> Zeit: $timestamp"


$git_repo_string = "[email protected]:" + $gituser + "/" + $workDirName + ".git"
echo "Der Verwendete Remote Git Repo string lautet: $git_repo_string" 

git remote add $defaultRemoteName $git_repo_string
git push $defaultRemoteName $targetBranchName
if ($gitHubExists -eq 1) {
    git push github $targetBranchName
}

 

scp [email protected]${gitserver}:${gituser}/repos.txt repos.txt
if (-not (Test-Path -Path .gitignore)) {
    New-Item -Path 'repos.txt' -ItemType File
}
$File = "repos.txt"
foreach ($line in Get-Content $File) {
    echo "repos.txt enthält folgenden Wert: $line" 
    if ($line -contains $git_repo_string) {
        echo "Duplicate entry found, Removing it"
    }
    elseif ($line.Length -eq 0) {
        echo "Empty Line Found in .gitignore -> Removing it"
    }
    elseif ($line -contains $null) {
        echo "Empty Line Found in .gitignore -> Removing it"
    }
    else {
        line | Out-File -FilePath new.repos.txt -Encoding utf8 -Append
    }
}
Remove-Item 'repos.txt'
Rename-Item 'new.repos.txt' 'repos.txt'



${git_repo_string}.ToString() | Out-File -FilePath repos.txt -Encoding utf8 -Append
scp repos.txt [email protected]${gitserver}:${gituser}/repos.txt
Remove-Item 'repos.txt'




Start-Sleep -Seconds 5

Here i will give you a basic idea of how my .gitignore file looks like

# See https://help.github.com/articles/ignoring-files/ for more about ignoring files.
# dependencies
/node_modules/*
node_modules/
/node_modules
/.pnp
.pnp.js
# testing
/coverage
# production
/build
# misc
.DS_Store
.env.local
.env.development.local
.env.test.local
.env.production.local
npm-debug.log*
yarn-debug.log*
yarn-error.log*
git-create-repo.ps1

Thank you my dear friends out there for your quick support and taking time to overview this huge bulk of code.

Sincierly

Solution

PowerShell 5, by default, appends text in ASCII and git expects your .gitignore to be in UTF8.

You can solve this in 2 ways.

  1. Upgrade to PowerShell Core (6+) by launching your script from pwsh instead of from powershell. pwsh will launch PowerShell core. PowerShell Core defaults to UTF-8.
  2. Use "text" | Out-File -append -Encoding UTF8 -filepath .gitignore instead of "text" >> .gitignore.

Answered By – jessehouwing

This Answer collected from stackoverflow, is licensed under cc by-sa 2.5 , cc by-sa 3.0 and cc by-sa 4.0

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