This functionality is deprecated and replaced by Library Settings
For advanced syntax please refer to the library description
.kavitaignore is a file that lies at any point in the directory tree. It compiles a set of file patterns that matches the files that should be excluded from the scan.
*character is a wildcard.
*.cbz) match filenames in the same directory as the .kavitaignore file, or anywhere in the tree if .kavitaignore is a root of the section.
somedir/*) match directory and file patterns relative to the directory containing the .kavitaignore file.
You can have a max of one file per directory in as many directories as you want. A basic example of a file structure could be: (Basic syntax is shown. This is a basic showcase)
Library Root ┠── .kavitaignore # Compiles global patterns to be applied to all subfolders. ┠── Series Name ┠── .kavitaignore # Compiles patterns to be applied to "Series Name". Could affect direct files and subfolders depending on the patterns inside of it ┠── Series Name v01.cbz ┠── Series Name v02.cbz ┠── Series Name v03.cbz ┖── Specials ┖── Series Name Omakes SP01.cbz ┖── Series Name 2 ┠── .kavitaignore # Each directory can have a .kavitaignore on it's own ┠── Series Name 2 Vol.01 Ch.1.cbz ┠── Series Name 2 Vol.01 Ch.2.cbz ⋮ ┖── Series Name 2 Vol.02 Ch.6.cbz
If you only want EPUB files to show in a Kavita library (e.g. "Fiction Books"), create this
.kavitaignore file inside the library folder:
#*.epub *.mobi *.azw *.azw3 *.pdf *.txt *.cbz *.cbr *.zip *.rar *.opf *.jpg *.png *.doc *.docx *.htm *.html