Global Git Ignore

August 27, 2017

Create a .gitignore file in your home directory. For example:

# Compiled source #
###################
*.com
*.class
*.dll
*.exe
*.o
*.so

# Packages #
############
# it's better to unpack these files and commit the raw source
# git has its own built in compression methods
*.7z
*.dmg
*.gz
*.iso
*.jar
*.rar
*.tar
*.zip

# Logs and databases #
######################
*.log
*.sql
*.sqlite

# OS generated files #
######################
.DS_Store
.DS_Store?
._*
.Spotlight-V100
.Trashes
ehthumbs.db
Thumbs.db


.classpath
.project
.settings/



# Emacs
*.*#
*~

Then run this command to set it as the ignore file to use globally.

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

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