sds sds - 18 days ago 6
Git Question

How do I ignore numeric logs in git?

Python

creates logs like
foo.log
,
foo.log.1
, ...,
foo.log.213
....

How do I ignore all these in
git
? (I know that
*.log
are ignored automatically).

E.g., adding

*.log.[0-9]
*.log.[0-9][0-9]
*.log.[0-9][0-9][0-9]


to
.gitignore
would probably work for the first 1,000 log files, it looks ugly.

Is there a better way?

Answer

If you want to be really precise and ignore only files with numeric suffix after .log. and excluding things like x.log.1bar, then this will do it:

*.log.*
!*.log.*[^0-9]*

This will match everything containing .log., excluding patterns where the suffix after .log. contains non-digits. This also excludes *.log.. In effect, it matches only files with numeric suffix after .log..