A global .gitignore
A small tip that I’ve come across recently: It is possible to have a global
that applies to every Git repository on your machine.
Start by making a
.gitignore file in your home directory,
with the files you want to ignore, and place in your home directory:
# ~/.gitignore .vimrc.local *.swp .idea .DS_Store
Then, tell Git to use this file as global
.gitignore by running in your shell:
git config --global core.excludesfile ~/.gitignore
You can also take inspiration from my own global .gitignore file. Enjoy!