Git Ignore All The Crap, Globally
When working with Git, there are files you never want to commit, never ever:
Those are typically temporary files or files containing metadata only useful to your tools like last position of windows in your favorite IDE.
Most projects have their own
.gitignore file that would exclude the kind of files mentioned above. Nevertheless, it doesn’t hurt to have a global
.gitignore that prevents you from committing crap into your various Git repositories.
Here is my global
~/.gitignore file (edit it depending on your exact needs)
# Visual Studio specific files *.user *.ncb *.sbr *.suo *.ilk *.bsc *.pdb *.aps *.pch *.sdf *.opensdf *.sln.docstates ipch/ # Xcode specific files *.pbxuser *.ext *.mode1v3 *.perspectivev3 xcuserdata/ # Autotools specific files *.sym Makefile.in config.h.in autom4te.cache/ build-aux/ configure # Miscellaneous build files build/ obj/ *.obj *.o # Vi / Vim files *~ .*.swp # Finder crap .DS_Store # Various temporary folders temp/ tmp/ .tmp/ # Git *.orig *.rej
Now to setup your global
.gitignore, launch the following command:
$ git config --global core.excludesfile ~/.gitignore