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Re: git rm bug




On Wed, Jun 06 2018, Timothy Rice wrote:

>> It does seem like something which could be noted in the git
>> rm docs.  Perhaps you'd care to take a stab at a patch to
>> add a note to Documentation/git-rm.txt Thomas?  Maybe a note
>> at the end of the DISCUSSION section?
>
> That same documentation could mention a common workaround for when someone
> does really want to keep the empty directories:
>
> $ touch ./path/to/empty/dir/.keep
> $ git add ./path/to/empty/dir/.keep
> $ git commit -m "Keep that empty directory because it is needed for <whatever>"

nit: The .gitkeep convention seems to be much more common in the wild
than .keep, and it's probably time we documented that somewhere, even
though it's not a magic .git* file like .gitattributes et al.