How to Setup Global Git Ignore in window

Laravel
March 06, 20212 minutesuserShailesh 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 can also see the following video tutorial as well.

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

Step 1:

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 this to get this my global git to 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.

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