Blog Breaking Build
Exclusion causes confusion
Yesterday, I created a helper script to simplify my work of opening the file to edit for each day’s post.
And I named the script
post just cause :shrug:. I did not
want to call it
post.sh. So it was just
But any file in the source directory is copied over statically by Jekyll to the final build. So downloading my script would be as easy as going to https://kevinnlsamuel.com/bitesyzedtechdiary/post.
Now this is not a problem. My source code is public anyway.
But it is unneccesary and does not need to be on my website.
excluded them in
And it made sense because I was not using any glob characters
but nope, the
post layout in my theme ended up being excluded
somehow, and all the posts were broken. There was no
<article>. It did look nice
to me to be honest.
Anyway, removing that entry to the exclude array fixed my blog. But I still don’t see how that happened. It should not have happened, right?
At first, I thought it was a bug where globbing took place regardless. But after trying to peruse the source code for Jekyll and understanding nothing…
I thought Ruby was supposed to be human readable.
I wonder if the idea is similar to
matching. And any file with the name
post got excluded.
So that would be a theme file without an extension.
And what if
instead I used
to indicate that only the file named post at the root
should be excluded?
Nope. No go. That was not the solution.
Well that’s not today’s problem. But that’s it for today’s post.