gitignore all files of extension in directory


Is there a way to ignore all files of a type in a directory?

** is apparently meaningless to git, so this doesn't work:


The idea is to match arbitrary nested folders.


It would appear that the ** syntax is supported by git as of version according to the documentation.

Two consecutive asterisks ("**") in patterns matched against full pathname may have special meaning:

  • A leading "**" followed by a slash means match in all directories. For example, "**/foo" matches file or directory "foo" anywhere, the same as pattern "foo". "**/foo/bar" matches file or directory "bar" anywhere that is directly under directory "foo".

  • A trailing "/**" matches everything inside. For example, "abc/**" matches all files inside directory "abc", relative to the location of the .gitignore file, with infinite depth.

  • A slash followed by two consecutive asterisks then a slash matches zero or more directories. For example, "a/**/b" matches "a/b", "a/x/b", "a/x/y/b" and so on.

  • Other consecutive asterisks are considered invalid.

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