I need to commit an empty directory to my Git project, but when I create a new directory with:
- mkdir my_dir
And then check the status with:
- git status
Git says that there is nothing to commit, so running
git add . does not do anything.
How can I add an empty directory/folder to my Git repository?
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Yes, indeed, by design, you can not commit empty directories, containing no files, to a Git repository.
What I usually do in such cases is to create a
.gitignorefile inside that directory:
.gitkeepdoes not really have any special meaning for Git, but it will allow you to commit the empty directory in question!
Alternatively, you can use any other file. My advice is to be consistent throughout your project(s).