ZEIT Now supports configuration required to ignore source files and paths within your project. With a
.nowignore file in your project directory, a source path can be prevented from being uploaded to ZEIT Now.
The syntax of a
.nowignore file matches that of the popular
.gitignore file used in ignoring files when uploading to a Git repository.
An example of a
.nowignore file that prevents an
/image directory and
/private.html file within a project from being uploaded to ZEIT Now would look like this:
Worthy of note is that not all uploaded files are served on ZEIT Now. So, what files are served?
If ZEIT Now is required to build your project, the non-targeted files are prevented from being deployed and served on ZEIT Now.
The use of a
.nowignore configuration file allows you to keep private files safe and also makes your deployment faster by uploading only the essential files.