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Ignoring Files in Git

Quick tip on setting up files to be ignored for your system.

1. Execute the command setting the location of your system level ignore file

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

2. Edit the Global Git Ignore File: ~/.gitignore

.DS_Store
*.swp
*.iml
*.ipr
*.iws
.classpath
.gitignore
.project
.settings/
.springBeans/
target/
.classpath

3. Peek into your Global Git configuration ~/.gitconfig

[user]
name = Your Name
email = you@yourdomain.com
[color]
ui = auto
[core]
editor = mate
excludesfile = /Users/youruser/.gitignore

Further Reading – for more config options

 

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