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Scope language syntax reference

You can use the scopes language to specify project scopes: sets of files, directories, and subdirectories.

Sets of files

  • To add a single file, use a filename (for example, MyDir/MyFile.txt)

  • To add all the files in a directory without subdirectories, use an asterisk after a slash (for example: file:src/main/myDir/*)

  • To add all the files in a directory with subdirectories, use an asterisk after a double slash (for example, file:src/main/myDir//*)

Logical operators

When you define scopes, you can use logical operators:

&& for AND || for OR ! for NOT

Also, you can use parentheses to join logical operators into groups. For example, the following scope includes either <a> and <c>, or <b> and <c>:


Create a new scope from existing scopes

You can make a new scope from several existing scopes. In this case, you can reference the existing scopes by using $ $MyScope.

For example, the $Scope1||$Scope2 pattern places in a scope all files from Scope1 and Scope2.


  • file:*.js||file:*.coffee - include all JavaScript and CoffeeScript files.

  • file:*js&&!file:*.min.* - include all JavaScript files except those that were generated through minification, which is indicated by the min extension.

  • !file:*/.npm//* - exclude all .npm folders.

Last modified: 26 May 2024