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babel-cli chokes on VisualStudio lock file #10037

rhpijnacker opened this issue May 29, 2019 · 1 comment


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commented May 29, 2019

Bug Report

Current Behavior
When I run babel with --copy-files on a directory with a VisualStudio project that I have opened, babel tries to copy a file ...\sqlite3\db.lock from the .vs directory to the output folder. This file cannot be copied, and babel stops with an error.

I tried ignoring / excluding this folder in the babel config, but could not get that working (it tries to copy it anyway).

Expected behavior/code
I would expect that ignoring / excluding the .vs folder would skip the folder.
Alternatively, since .vs is a "dotfile", it should automatically skip it already.
(Looks like cli/util.js always passes directories, even dot-directories.)


  • Babel version(s): v7.4.4
  • Node/npm version: Node 10.15/npm 6.4
  • OS: Windows 10
  • How you are using Babel: cli

Possible Solution
Update the ignoreDotFiles to also skip dot-directories


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commented May 29, 2019

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