echo "_justme*" >> ~/.gitignore
git config --global core.excludesfile '~/.gitignore'
- Add files and folders with prefix
_justmein any repo and they’ll always be ignored
As a data scientist I regularly make notebooks for some scratch analysis. I don’t necessarily want to delete these. However, I also don’t want to commit them to the repo and share them with my collaborators. Nor do I want to keep them popping up in my ‘untracked’ files. I also don’t want to pollute the project’s
.gitignore file with my convention of naming local notebooks.
Today I found a solution on stackoverflow: a local gitignore file for all you projects. To do this, we first add our preferred prefix for our private files to a global gitignore file. In my case I add
~/.gitignore. To make sure all our projects know where to find this global gitignore file we then add the following section to our
[core] excludesfile = ~/.gitignore
Finally, we can test our solution by adding any file or folder that starts with
_justme* and see that it does not occur in our untracked files. Enjoy!
Source: Mark Land
Make a folder in your project just for you (e.g.
_justme/) and add with a gitignore file containing
"*" to it, now that folder is ignored. The plus side of this solution is that there’s no global gitignore magic going on. Possible downsides are that you can only have these private files in that folder and that you have to set this up for each project. I think both solutions are fine.
cd <project_root> mkdir _justme echo "*" >> _justme/.gitignore