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[git] Keep empty directory by .gitkeep

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πŸ€” Situation

The repository is like this. The notes directory is empty. How can I keep the empty directory?

$ tree
.
β”œβ”€β”€ Gemfile
β”œβ”€β”€ Gemfile.lock
β”œβ”€β”€ README.md
β”œβ”€β”€ deleted.enex
β”œβ”€β”€ notes             # <- The empty directory
β”œβ”€β”€ parse.rb
└── parse_to_notable.rb

1 directory, 6 files

πŸ‘ Solution

put an empty file at the directory. .gitkeep is popularly used.

$ touch notes/.gitkeep
$ ls -A notes/
.gitkeep

like this

πŸ”— Parent Note

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It's probably worth noting that any file name would work. .gitkeep is just a popular choice for this placeholder file.

 

Thank you, my understanding was wrong. I've rewritten it.

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