In most operating systems by default, files that start with a period (
.) are hidden. When setting up my
.gitignore file, I like to ignore all these hidden files (with a few exceptions).
gitignore All Hidden Files
By adding the following line to my
.gitignore file, all files that start with a period (
.) will be ignored.
There are some files that start with a period (
.) that I do want to include in my Git repository (e.g.
I can add these exceptions using an exclamation point (
.gitignore (in many languages the exclamation point is the NOT operator).