Parse a .gitignore or .npmignore file into an array of patterns.
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Parse a .gitignore or .npmignore file into an array of patterns.

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Install with npm:

$ npm install --save parse-gitignore

Heads up!

Breaking changes in v1.0!

Prior to v1.0, this library also attempted to convert the returned patterns into valid globs.

As of v1.0, parse-gitignore was refactored and simplified down to less than ~50 sloc and no dependencies to provide a quick and easy way of getting the array of ignore patterns from a .gitignore file. This allows you to do whatever you need to do with the patterns.


const fs = require('fs');
const parse = require('parse-gitignore');

// pass the contents of a .gitignore file as a string or buffer 
//=> ['*.DS_Store', 'node_modules', ...];


Parses the contents of a .gitignore file, like the folowing:

# Logs

# Runtime data

Into an array, like the following:

[ 'logs',
  '*.pid.lock' ]


<summary> Contributing</summary>

Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue.

<summary> Running Tests</summary>

Running and reviewing unit tests is a great way to get familiarized with a library and its API. You can install dependencies and run tests with the following command:

$ npm install && npm test
<summary> Building docs</summary>

(This project's is generated by verb, please don't edit the readme directly. Any changes to the readme must be made in the readme template.)

To generate the readme, run the following command:

$ npm install -g verbose/verb#dev verb-generate-readme && verb

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