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How to write the following to a file

printf "*\n!.gitignore\n" > $datadir/.gitignore

-bash: !.gitignore\n: event not found

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single quotes to avoid the ! being treated specially:

printf '*\n!.gitignore\n' > $datadir/.gitignore

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