Steve Folly Steve Folly - 4 months ago 21
Git Question

add #*# glob to .gitignore?

I want to add emacs autosave files to my .gitignore with the glob

#*#
but of course, lines starting with a hash are comment lines.

How can I get this into my .gitignore without it being treated as a comment?

Answer

Did you try

\#*#

Since 1.6.2, \ should be supported in .gitignore (see this patch)

.gitignore learned to handle backslash as a quoting mechanism for comment introduction character "#".