node package manager

ignore

Ignore is a manager and filter for .gitignore rules.

ignore

ignore is a manager and filter which implemented in pure JavaScript according to the .gitignore spec.

Pay attention that minimatch does not work in the gitignore way. To filter filenames according to .gitignore file, I recommend this module.

  • Linux + Node: 0.8 - 5.x
  • Windows + Node: 0.10 - 5.x, node < 0.10 is not tested due to the lack of support of appveyor.
const ignore = require('ignore')
const ig = ignore().add(['.abc/*', '!.abc/d/'])
const paths = [
  '.abc/a.js',    // filtered out 
  '.abc/d/e.js'   // included 
]
 
ig.filter(paths)  // ['.abc/d/e.js'] 
paths.filter(ig.createFilter()); // ['.abc/d/e.js'] 
ig.filter(['.abc\\a.js', '.abc\\d\\e.js'])
// if the code above runs on windows, the result will be 
// ['.abc\\d\\e.js'] 
  1. ignore is a standalone module, and is much simpler so that it could easy work with other programs, unlike isaacs's fstream-ignore which must work with the modules of the fstream family.

  2. ignore only contains utility methods to filter paths according to the specified ignore rules, so

  • ignore never try to find out ignore rules by traversing directories or fetching from git configurations.
  • ignore don't cares about sub-modules of git projects.
  1. Exactly according to gitignore man page, fixes some known matching issues of fstream-ignore, such as:
  • '/*.js' should only match 'a.js', but not 'abc/a.js'.
  • '**/foo' should match 'foo' anywhere.
  • prevent re-including a file if a parent directory of that file is excluded.
  • handle trailing whitespaces:
    • 'a '(one space) should not match 'a '(two spaces).
    • 'a \ ' matches 'a '
  • pattern String|Ignore An ignore pattern string, or the Ignore instance
  • patterns Array.<pattern> Array of ignore patterns.

Adds a rule or several rules to the current manager.

Returns this

Notice that a line starting with '#'(hash) is treated as a comment. Put a backslash ('\') in front of the first hash for patterns that begin with a hash, if you want to ignore a file with a hash at the beginning of the filename.

ignore().add('#abc').filter(['#abc'])   // ['#abc'] 
ignore().add('\#abc').filter(['#abc'])  // [] 

pattern could either be a line of ignore pattern or a string of multiple ignore patterns, which means we could just ignore().add() the content of a ignore file:

ignore().add(fs.readFileSync(filenameOfGitignore).toString()).filter(filenames)

pattern could also be an ignore instance, so that we could easily inherit the rules of another Ignore instance.

REMOVED in 3.x for now.

To upgrade ignore@2.x up to 3.x, use

const fs = require('fs')
 
if (fs.existsSync(filename)) {
  ignore().add(fs.readFileSync(filename).toString())
}

instead.

Filters the given array of pathnames, and returns the filtered array.

  • paths Array.<path> The array of paths to be filtered.

NOTICE that each path here should be a relative path to the root of your repository. Suppose the dir structure is:

/path/to/your/repo
    |-- a
    |   |-- a.js
    |
    |-- .b
    |
    |-- .c
         |-- .DS_store

Then the paths might be like this:

[
  'a/a.js'
  '.b',
  '.c/.DS_store'
]

Usually, you could use glob with option.mark = true to fetch the structure of the current directory:

const glob = require('glob')
 
glob('**', {
  // Adds a / character to directory matches. 
  mark: true
}, (err, files) => {
  if (err) {
    return console.error(err)
  }
 
  let filtered = ignore().add(patterns).filter(files)
  console.log(filtered)
})

Creates a filter function which could filter an array of paths with Array.prototype.filter.

Returns function(path) the filter function.

new in 3.2.0

Returns Boolean whether pathname should be ignored.

ig.ignores('.abc/a.js')    // true 

  • All options of 2.x are unnecessary and removed, so just remove them.
  • ignore() instance is no longer an EventEmitter, and all events are unnecessary and removed.
  • .addIgnoreFile() is removed, see the .addIgnoreFile section for details.

The code of node-ignore is based on es6 and babel, but babel and its preset is not included in the dependencies field of package.json, so that the installation process of test cases will not fail in older versions of node.

So use bash install.sh to install dependencies and bash test.sh to run test cases in your local machine.