Using .gitignore to hide all but specific directory

Hi,

I'm new to sourcecontrol/sourcetree and git in general - so things are a bit confusing for me atm.

I have been reading about the .gitignore file, and how to use it with my project

i have

*
!wp-content/themes/mytheme/

in my .gitignore file, to ingore everything but the theme file for a wordpress site.

No matter what combination of stuff, I cant get the dont ignore line to work.

What am I doing wrong?!

Thanks =)

1 answer

Hi Fred,

Please, find below the answer to your question on how to ignore everything but specific directories using .gitignore.

# Ignore everything
*

# But not these files
!wp-content/themes/mytheme
!wp-content/themes/mytheme/*

Kind regards,
Rafael

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