Add a global ignore file to git

Had enough of adding your IDE’s files to the .gitignore file? Time to add a global ignore file for git.

Just execute the following commands.

On *nix or with Windows git bash:

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

With Windows cmd:

git config --global core.excludesfile "%USERPROFILE%\.gitignore-global"

Then you need to create the file:

notepad %USERPROFILE%\.gitignore-global

And add for example the following contents:


That’s it, now you only have to do this one time and not for each project individually.


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