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tar (GNU tar) 1.29 if the .gitignore looks like this:

*.bak
*.log

It can work properly.

However, if we first ignore all then include some of the pattern:

# ignore everything recursively
#*
#but not dirs
#!*/
#white list following
#!.gitignore
#!*.pdf

It ends up an empty folder in tar ball. Any idea why? bugs?

  • What was your exact command? – Freddy May 8 at 8:05

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