When you upload an add-on, some files and directories are ignored and not uploaded.
If you would prefer to have more control over which files and directories should be ignored, you should provide a _server.ign file containing a list of filter patterns. Each file or directory matching any entry of the _server.ign file will not be included when uploaded to the add-ons server.
Where do I put the file, and what goes in it?
The file should be placed within the root level of your add-on (data/add-ons/addon_name/_server.ign).
A specific format is required:
- (Version 1.13.0 and later only): Blank lines and lines beginning with '
#' (space required) are ignored.
- Each line should contain exactly one pattern.
?wildcards are supported (
?stands for any single character,
*stands for any number of any characters).
- (Version 1.13.12 and later only):
+wildcards are also supported: it stands for one or more characters.
- Patterns with a trailing forward slash '
/' will match directories; the rest only match files.
If there is no custom _server.ign file present, a default filter will be used instead, which is as follows:
.+ .+/ __MACOSX/ #*# *~ *-bak *.swp *.pbl *.ign _info.cfg *.exe *.bat *.cmd *.com *.scr *.sh *.js *.vbs *.o *.ini (Version 1.13.12 and later only) Thumbs.db *.wesnoth *.project
If there is a custom _server.ign file, the contents of the file are used in addition to the defaults listed here.