hgignore – syntax for Mercurial ignore files|
The Mercurial system uses a file called .hgignore in the root
directory of a repository to control its behavior when it finds
files that it is not currently managing.|
Mercurial ignores every unmanaged file that matches any pattern
in an ignore file. The patterns in an ignore file do not apply
to files managed by Mercurial. To control Mercurial's handling
of files that it manages, see the hg(1) man page. Look for the
"–I" and "–X" options.|
In addition, a Mercurial configuration file can point to a set of per–user or global ignore files. See the hgrc(8) man page for details of how to configure these files. Look for the "ignore" entry in the "ui" section.
An ignore file is a plain text file consisting of a list of patterns,
with one pattern per line. Empty lines are skipped. The "#" character
is treated as a comment character, and the "\" character is treated
as an escape character.|
Mercurial supports several pattern syntaxes. The default syntax used is Python/Perl–style regular expressions.
To change the syntax used, use a line of the following form:
where NAME is one of the following:
Neither glob nor regexp patterns are rooted. A glob–syntax pattern of the form "*.c" will match a file ending in ".c" in any directory, and a regexp pattern of the form "\.c$" will do the same. To root a regexp pattern, start it with "^".
Here is an example ignore file.|
Vadim Gelfer <email@example.com>|
Mercurial was written by Matt Mackall <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
This manual page is copyright 2006 Vadim Gelfer. Mercurial is
copyright 2005–2007 Matt Mackall. Free use of this software is
granted under the terms of the GNU General Public License (GPL).|