A collection of useful .gitignore templates

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  1. 6062c2a Remove repositories.config from ignore list to enable packages restore by kaedei · 9 years ago master
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A Collection of Useful .gitignore Templates

That's what we're trying to build. Please contribute by forking and sending a pull request.

Also please only modify one file per commit. This'll make merging easier for everyone.

Global gitignores (OS-specific, editor-specific) should go into the Global/ directory.

For more information on gitignore: gitignore(5)

Pull Requests

Since this repo includes a large and diverse number of programming languages, frameworks, editors, and ecosystems, it's very helpful if you can provide a link to information supporting your pull request. Up-to-date, canonical documentation that mentions the files to be ignored is best.

This ensures we can efficiently go through pull requests and keep quality high.

Global Ignores

git has a global configuration that applies rules to all of your projects. For example:

git config --global core.excludesfile ~/.global_ignore

... will apply the rules in ~/.global_ignore for all of your repos.

This is useful if you use an editor (like Emacs) that drops backup files, or if you work in an environment that generates binary or intermediate files that are always ignored.