how to make svn or git only monitor a list of files, but ignores anything else
for example there are lots of files in one directory, but i only want to monitor Makefile and rules.mk ... , what i should input to .gitignore or .svnignore?
ls bin Config.in docs include **Makefile** Packages README.SDK scripts target build_dir dl feeds.conf.default LICENSE package Packages.gz **rules.mk** staging_dir tmp
The rules for a .gitignore file would ignore everything and then exclude Makefile and rules.mk
>>.gitignore cat * !Makefile !rules.mk
Note that you could just ignore everything after you have added Makefile and rules.mk and you wouldn't notice a difference.