There are some untracked files in your project file that you want git to completely ignore, e.g. temporary files, log files, etc. You can do this by creating a special new file called .gitignore which sits alongside the .git folder. this file can list everything you want ignored, here’s an example of one:
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[vagrant@localhost puppetlabs-ntp]$ ls -la | grep git drwxrwxr-x 8 vagrant vagrant 4096 Mar 9 15:46 .git -rw-rw-r-- 1 vagrant vagrant 83 Mar 9 14:02 .gitignore [vagrant@localhost puppetlabs-ntp]$ cat .gitignore pkg/ Gemfile.lock vendor/ spec/fixtures/ .vagrant/ .bundle/ coverage/ .idea/ *.iml [vagrant@localhost puppetlabs-ntp]$
Tip: if you are using eclipse, then you may want to add “.project” in the above file too.