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Wednesday, December 02, 2015

.ignore files for version control systems

It is good to have .ignore files at the root of a project's repo. (bzr, hg, git, but not Perforce)

It is good to have global ignores - as the bzr manuals say "ignored files which are not project specific, but more user specific. Rather than add these ignores to every project, bzr supports a global ignore file ~/.bazaar/ignore

In addition to "per-user global", it is also good to have "global across an installation". Git has this, but not bzr.

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