automattic/ignorefile

Handle .gitignore style files.

v1.0.2 2022-07-06 20:15 UTC

This package is auto-updated.

Last update: 2022-09-20 18:27:35 UTC


README

This small library allows for processing of .gitignore-style files in PHP.

It follows the documentation at gitignore, even in cases where git itself does not.

Installation

Require using composer require automattic/ignorefile.

Usage

// Read a .myignore file.
$ignore = new IgnoreFile();
$ignore->add( file_get_contents( '.myignore' ) );

// Test if a file is ignored.
if ( $ignore->ignores( $filename ) ) {
        echo "$filename is ignored\n";
} else {
        echo "$filename is not ignored\n";
}

// Filter ignored files from an array of files.
$filesToProcess = $ignore->filter( $allFiles );

// Load all .myignore files in a directory tree, then list all non-ignored files.
$ignore = new IgnoreFile();
$iter = new RecursiveIteratorIterator( new RecursiveDirectoryIterator( '.' ) );
foreach ( $iter as $path ) {
        if ( basename( $path ) === '.myignore' ) {
                $ignore->add( file_get_contents( $path ), dirname( $path ) . '/' );
        }
}

$iter = new RecursiveIteratorIterator(
    $ignore->filterIterator( new RecursiveDirectoryIterator( '.' ) )
);
foreach ( $iter as $file ) {
        echo "$file\n";
}

Known incompatibilities with git

As of git 2.32.0-rc0.

The gitignore documentation refers to fnmatch for specifics of *, ?, and bracket expressions. That in turn refers to a few other documents.

Pattern Documented Git
a.[ Matches a.[, per §2.13.1 "Otherwise, '[' shall match the character itself." Never matches anything. Git aborts on unclosed bracket.
a.[x Matches a.[x, as above. Never matches anything, as above.
a.[x\\] Matches a.[x], as above. Never matches anything, as above.
a.[] Matches a.[], as above. Never matches anything, as above.
a.[\\] Matches a.[], as above. Never matches anything, as above.
a.[!] Matches a.[!], as above. Never matches anything, as above.
a.[z-a] Either matches nothing or is an error, per §9.3.5 "If the represented set of collating elements is empty, it is unspecified whether the expression matches nothing, or is treated as invalid." Matches a.z.

Inspiration

I needed something similar to the npm module ignore for PHP, but couldn't find one. So I wrote one, copying the fairly comprehensive set of tests to make sure my implementation was accurate.