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[bug] .npmignore can't exclude .npmignore
What I Wanted to Do
What Happened Instead
/lib/static/.npmignore still got ingore
$ npm --versions <!-- paste output here --> $ node -p process.platform <!-- paste output here -->
.npmignore should be placed in the root directory of your package. By your example I assume that it is not (i.e., under
You don’t want the exclamation point starting that line. It negates the pattern, and I think that will mean exclude everything except this file. The opposite of what you are trying to do. [edit: oh, on reread it is what you are trying to do!]
i know where
.npmignore should put
/lib/static/.npmignore this file is tpl file for create new module
im doing something like this
This is a work-around for the behaviour you encountered. I do not know if the current
npm behaviour is as intended, but this suggestion will hopefully let you achieve what you want with the
A common pattern for template files is to call them something else and rename them to the “real” name when preparing them. This might work well for your case.
You could call your file:
and in your code do something like:
fs.copy(fs.join('./lib/static', 'npmignore.template'), fs.join(target_path, '.npmignore'));
What were you expecting this to do? (Ignore
.md files in folders but allow
.md at the top level?)