Ignoring files in git without cluttering up history
If you are like me, you have a couple scratch files lying around in your repository. They don't have anything to do with the project and aren't relevant to the other members of my team, so I don't want to add them to
The usual outcome of this is selectively committing and trying to avoid checking in these extraneous files. However, I recently learned that there is a git configuration file called
.git/info/exclude you can modify to ignore files. It's like
.gitignore, but not checked in.
Here's an example:
# git ls-files --others --exclude-from=.git/info/exclude # Lines that start with '#' are comments. # For a project mostly in C, the following would be a good set of # exclude patterns (uncomment them if you want to use them): # *.[oa] # *~ scratch.rb migration-problems.txt .ruby-gemset