With .gitignore, a ! represents the negation of the pattern - see Make .gitignore ignore everything except a few files.

So I thought this in .forceignore might ignore all the pages except the specific one:


but it seems to have no effect. (Though commenting out **/pages/** doesn't either; not sure what is going on here.)

Is there a way to do this in .forceignore?

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I have had issues with this myself in the past I believe .forceignore works slightly differently to .gitignore (I may be wrong here) I believe what you are after is the following.

# ignore all pages    

# include setup page

If you wish to ignore just the setup page

# ignore specific file
  • Thanks but that is the approach I'm trying to avoid as I don't want to have to list the large number of pages that are to be ignored, I just want to list the one that should not be ignored.
    – Keith C
    Commented Feb 27, 2020 at 7:55
  • Then the top example is what you are after? ignore all pages except for setup?
    – Crispy
    Commented Feb 27, 2020 at 8:06
  • Yes that's right.
    – Keith C
    Commented Feb 27, 2020 at 8:19
  • check my first example in the answer 😉
    – Crispy
    Commented Feb 27, 2020 at 8:22
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    Good enough for me - thank-you!
    – Keith C
    Commented Feb 27, 2020 at 11:46

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