I have a directory structure like this:
.git/ .gitignore main/ ... tools/ ... ...
Inside main and tools, and any other directory, at any level, there can be a 'bin' directory, which I want to ignore (and I want to ignore everything under it too). I've tried each of these patterns in .gitignore but none of them work:
/**/bin/**/* /./**/bin/**/* ./**/bin/**/* **/bin/**/* */bin/**/* bin/**/* /**/bin/* #and the others with just * at the end too
Can anyone help me out? The first pattern (the one I think should be working) works just fine if I do this:
But I don't want to have an entry for every top-level directory and I don't want to have to modify .gitignore every time I add a new one. There are also files and directories that have the substring 'bin' in their names, which I want to keep.
This is on Windows using the latest msysgit.