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Git Version Control Cookbook

By : Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss
Book Image

Git Version Control Cookbook

By: Aske Olsson, Rasmus Voss

Overview of this book

Table of Contents (19 chapters)
Git Version Control Cookbook
About the Authors
About the Reviewers

Ignoring files

For every repository, there are usually certain types of files you don't want tracked in the repository. The files can be configuration files, build output, or just backup files created by the editor when editing the file. To avoid these files showing up in the untracked files section of the git status output, it is possible to add them to a file called .gitignore. Entries in this file that match files in the working directory will not be considered by git status.

Getting ready

Clone the cookbook-tips-tricks repository and check out the ignore branch:

$ git clone
$ cd cookbook-tips-tricks
$ git checkout ignore

How to do it...

First, we'll create some files and directories:

$ echo "Testing" > test.txt
$ echo "Testing" > test.txt.bak
$ mkdir bin
$ touch bin/foobar
$ touch bin/frotz

Let's see the output of git status:

$ git status
On branch ignore
Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/ignore'.

Untracked files:
  (use "git...