# Controlling load order of julia files in Genie Apps

The default load sequence of julia files in Genie Apps is alphabetical given any directory inside your genie app plugins, libs, controllers. It looks like below:

Aab.jl
Abb.jl
Dde.jl
Zyx.jl

But sometimes user wants to control the default load order of .jl files inside Genie Apps

### Two ways to control load order in Genie Apps

#### 1) .autoload_ignore:

Creating an empty .autoload_ignore file in a directory causes all files contained in the folder to be excluded from Genie's startup load order.

#### 2) .autoload

Let's assume we have a directory with a few of .jl files as follows

Aaa.jl
Abb.jl
Abc.jl
def.jl
Foo.jl
-x-yz.jl

and we want to decide the load order of these files. To achieve this behavior, we can simply create a .autoload file in the directory containing your .jl files with content(developer preferred load order) as follows:

--x-yz.jl
def.jl
Abc.jl
-Foo.jl

where (-) means exclude the file from Genie's autoload sequence and (–) means remove file starting with (-) from Genie Load sequence. Now the load order of our directory is going to be

def.jl
Abc.jl
Aaa.jl
Abb.jl