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digitalmars.D.learn - Cleaning up Dub/Dmd builds

reply WhatMeWorry <kheaser gmail.com> writes:
Just some basic questions regarding Dub projects with GitHub. I'm 
just getting
my toes wet with GitHub so these might be pretty naive questions.

I've got about 35 mini dub projects where each project holds an 
OpenGL tutorial.
like so:


01_01_hello_window
     .dub
         build
            
application-$DFLAGS-windows-x86_64-dmd_2071-090A2D44A9209535339D8167E6A96BA6"
            o  o  o
            
application-$DFLAGS-windows-x86_64-dmd_2071-D8ED32593AF993350341F03512FE4A7C"
         dub.json
      source
          (all my .d files)
      01_01_hello_window.exe
      dub.sdl
      dub.selections.json
01_02_textures
     .dub
          build
       (etc.)

When I try to upload these files to my new repo, GitHub 
(rightfully so) complains that
I have too many files. Since I'm using sdl and not json, can I 
safely delete all the files
that pertain to json?  Can I do this some way at the command line?

Also, I have tons of empty folders with cryptic names like
"application-$DFLAGS-windows-x86_64-dmd_2071-D8ED32593AF993350341F03512FE4A7C"
above.
Is there some way to suppress these from even being created?

Finally, is it problematic to have so many little dub folders?  
Should I have organized
things in a different (better) manner?

Thanks.
Apr 18
parent reply Stanislav Blinov <stanislav.blinov gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 18 April 2017 at 15:07:27 UTC, WhatMeWorry wrote:

 When I try to upload these files to my new repo, GitHub 
 (rightfully so) complains that
 I have too many files. Since I'm using sdl and not json, can I 
 safely delete all the files
 that pertain to json?  Can I do this some way at the command 
 line?
You shouldn't upload files from the .dub directory, that's local build cache that shouldn't be published. You can simply add the .dub directory to your .gitignore file.
Apr 18
parent reply WhatMeWorry <kheaser gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 18 April 2017 at 15:15:47 UTC, Stanislav Blinov wrote:
 On Tuesday, 18 April 2017 at 15:07:27 UTC, WhatMeWorry wrote:

 When I try to upload these files to my new repo, GitHub 
 (rightfully so) complains that
 I have too many files. Since I'm using sdl and not json, can I 
 safely delete all the files
 that pertain to json?  Can I do this some way at the command 
 line?
You shouldn't upload files from the .dub directory, that's local build cache that shouldn't be published. You can simply add the .dub directory to your .gitignore file.
Thanks. That seems like an elegant solution. Sorry if that is documented somewhere. I never came across it or didn't understand it when I did.
Apr 18
parent FreeSlave <freeslave93 gmail.com> writes:
On Tuesday, 18 April 2017 at 17:58:32 UTC, WhatMeWorry wrote:
 On Tuesday, 18 April 2017 at 15:15:47 UTC, Stanislav Blinov 
 wrote:
 On Tuesday, 18 April 2017 at 15:07:27 UTC, WhatMeWorry wrote:

 When I try to upload these files to my new repo, GitHub 
 (rightfully so) complains that
 I have too many files. Since I'm using sdl and not json, can 
 I safely delete all the files
 that pertain to json?  Can I do this some way at the command 
 line?
You shouldn't upload files from the .dub directory, that's local build cache that shouldn't be published. You can simply add the .dub directory to your .gitignore file.
Thanks. That seems like an elegant solution. Sorry if that is documented somewhere. I never came across it or didn't understand it when I did.
If you create dub project by "dub init" command it automatically creates .gitignore file. Also github provides premade .gitignore files for many programming languages ("Add .gitignore" button on Create new repository). Those files are from https://github.com/github/gitignore repo.
Apr 18