Cannot see my .log file in the folder tree


I’m writing a MERN app and made my API streaming every request to a log file.
Surprisingly I cannot see the log file in the folder tree. I can open it with Atom by using the macOS finder.

If I open the same folder with sublimeText I have access to my log file.


You’re unclear about what the file is. Is the extension .log or .js? Please share what you see in Atom’s tree view for the same folder. Is log.js or log/ in the .gitignore file? If you have the tree view package set to not show ignored files, anything under .gitignore will be invisible.


I think I found out why, I have an other folder which is missing in my folder tree. The common point is : I gitignore them.

I still want to see them in my tree.

Also i’m using atom-material-ui theme and I would like to have the colored tree like in the example

@DamnedScholar : yes I miss the .log file

Here the example with ST.


If you still want to see Git ignored files in the Tree View, then:

  1. Open Atom
  2. Launch the Settings View using Cmd+, on macOS or Ctrl+, on other platforms
  3. Click the Packages tab in the left-hand navigation bar
  4. Search for tree-view
  5. Uncheck “Hide VCS Ignored Files”