Exclude a folder from your git diff
Unfortunately I have my
/dist/ folder in my repository (Long story), but it makes looking at differences in git a tad of a nuisance.
Git actually has an exclude pattern which removes this noise and makes doing diffs a lot cleaner. I just updated my git alias in my
[alias] df = diff --color-words -- ":(exclude)dist"
What does this mean?
Well in my terminal I can do:
$ git df
Which will show all my changes (with coloured words rather than line changes but thats a different story) while excluding the
/dist/ folder 🎉