git supports global gitignore files
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Today I found a LinkedIn post from Luciano Mammino, which shared a small but super handy git configuration fact.
Suppose you're on macOS, you know
files. The "Desktop Services Stores" hold the folder’s custom attributes, icon positions, and other operating system metadata. These files are useless for web development, though.
And if you're a "YOLO, I commit everything!" person, you probably have checked these files into your version control system. But there's help!
As Luciano shared, with a little bit of git configuration, you can eliminate this problem forever. Run the following command to define
git config --global core.excludesfile ~/.gitignore_global
This command creates the following setting in your global
# .gitconfig [core] excludesfile = ~/.gitignore_global
file, and voila! You'll never have to fear committing
DS_Store files again!
# .gitignore_global .DS_Store