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
cookbook-tips-tricks repository and check out the
$ git clone https://github.com/dvaske/cookbook-tips-tricks.git $ cd cookbook-tips-tricks $ git checkout ignore
$ 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 On branch ignore Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/ignore'. Untracked files: (use "git...