SourceTree display/commit empty folder

When using SourceTree if I add an empty directory it does not show up in the unstaged files pane. I have show all files checked.  

I cannot find a way to add and commit an empty directory.  

It will only show up if there is a file in the directory.



2 answers

This is not a problem with SourceTree. git only manages files. You must include a file in the directory.

There are several solutions to putting a file in this directory.

A dummy .gitignore file is often used. If you want the directory to appear but the contents to be ignored by git, you can add 





To the .gitignore file. This ignores everything in the directory except the .gitignore file.


That's not a SourceTree Problem - this is a git limitation. Git only allows files in the index. Check this article

you could put a readme file into the directory to commit the directory.

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