.gitkeep (Track Empty Directory)

Track Empty Directory

Does does not track empty directory. In order to track a directory, a file must exist within it. A trick that many people use is to create a hidden file usually called .gitkeep. The name of the file doesn't matter. As long as there is a file in the directory .gitkeep, readme.txt etc, git will track directory.

If you have a empty directory that you'd like to track, create a hidden file. ex ".gitkeep" and commit it to the repository
touch .gitkeep.
git add .gitkeep
git commit -am "adding hidden file to track empty folder"
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Git

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