I’d like to use git to backup my ~/.config folder, and I would like to just upload specific folders. My goal is to make my ~/.config folder into a Git Repo and adding a
~/.config/.gitignore that allows me to just do
git add . && git commit, and just having a hand selected set of folders committed to the Repo.
Now my Problem is, that when I try to make a
.gitignore that ignores everything and then excludes the selected Directorys from that, git just ignores everything and does not care about the Directories I’m trying to be not ignored.
* !.gitignore !Jetbrains/** !Google/** !autostart/** !git/** !nvim/** !obsidian/** !polybar/**
According to the
.gitignore rules, unanchored patterns are applied at every level, and an ignored directory will never even be scanned. So:
/*/ !/Jetbrains !/Google !/autostart
and so forth. "Ignore all toplevel directories" followed by "except these", and none of those patterns matches anything else.
Answered By – jthill