jrdioko jrdioko - 3 days ago 6
Git Question

git ignore vim temporary files

What is the correct way to make git ignore temporary files produced by vim in all directories (either globally across the system or locally for a single project)?

Answer

Vim temporary files end with ~ so you can add to the file .gitignore the line

*~

Vim also creates swap files that have the swp and swo extensions. to remove those use the lines:

*.swp
*.swo

This will ignore all the vim temporary files in a single project

If you want to do it globally, you can create a .gitignore file in your home (you can give it other name or location), and use the following command:

git config --global core.excludesfile ~/.gitignore

Then you just need to add the files you want to ignore to that file

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