5 Tell git to ignore files
Make a file named
.gitignore (you can also use nano/any-text-editor to do it)
Make a file that we would want
git to ignore
Add this file to
git add a file we told
.gitignore to not track
## The following paths are ignored by one of your .gitignore files: ## ignore_this.txt ## Use -f if you really want to add them.
If you want to
add a supposedly ignored file, use the
## [master 7a46488] Add ignore_this.txt ## 1 file changed, 0 insertions(+), 0 deletions(-) ## create mode 100644 ignore_this.txt
5.1 BONUS - Use wildcard
You can use wildcard expressions in this file as well. Some common things in a
.gitignore file are
~*, which are often temporary or backup files.
There should now be a
.gitignore file in your directory.