I'm a new user of Git and my project has many files like "file[a].txt" that I want to ignore. Via the Sourcetree GUI I would ignore various files but then I would still see some seemingly-just-ignored files still as untracked in the GUI.
This really confused me, but luckily I tried another GUI (SmartGit) and managed to ignore these special files via their GUI.
Manually inspected the .gitignore file, I see that Sourcetree did not properly escape these special files properly, which is why they were showing up as untracked. Sourcetree- vs SmartGit-created .gitignore look like this (in DIFF style):
Notice the incorrect escaping of the square brackets. I assume this is a bug in Sourcetree that needs fixing?
PS. I'm using Sourcetree 188.8.131.52 on Win10 x64.
Hello from my sixty-eighth city in a long-term RV trip I started in 2015! I've traveled all over the US staying in different cities and states for just a few days up to many months. This week I...
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!Find an event
Connect with like-minded Atlassian users at free events near you!
Unfortunately there are no Community Events near you at the moment.Host an event
You're one step closer to meeting fellow Atlassian users at your local event. Learn more about Community Events