How to Setup Global Git Ignore in windowLaravel
March 06, 20211 minuteuserShailesh Ladumor
How to Setup Global Git Ignore in window

Lots of developers have a question How do I create a global gitignore file? so, In this article, I show how to set up a global git ignore.

Reviewing pull requests, I often see contributors sneakily adding editor configuration to the repository’s .gitignore file. If everyone would commit their environment-specific .gitignore rules, we’d have a long list to maintain! My repository doesn’t care about your editor configuration. There’s a better solution to this: a personal, global .gitignore file for all your repositories. Here’s how you can set one up. create a .gitignore file for your global rules.

You need to set up your global core.excludesfile configuration file to point to this global ignore file. So, let's start step by step

Step1:

Create a file .gitignore on your profile C:\Users\{username} for example C:\Users\Shailesh

Step 2:

Now you can set a  .gitignore  path with a three-way. we need to tell to git this my global git ignore file. 

First Way:  Using Windows git bash

Let's open Windows git bash and fire the following command,

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


Second Way:  Using Windows cmd

Let's open Windows cmd and fire the following command,

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


Third Way:  Using Windows PowerShell

Let's open Windows PowerShell and fire the following command,

git config --global core.excludesFile "$Env:USERPROFILE\.gitignore"


 So, you can easily set the .gitignore global file. You can also see here video tutorial here as well.