Using .gitignore

You should try to keep your Git repositories small and clean of any clutter. Only the necessary files (e.g. source files, documentation) should be committed. This helps you in your daily work, and it helps Codeberg, as we don't have to hold large, unnecessary files.

Sometimes additional files are created within the same directory as your source files. These might be, for example binaries.

To prevent accidentally committing those files to your repository, you can add file and directory names to a file named .gitignore.

Files and directories that match the names in the .gitignore file are ignored by Git. They do not show up in git status and they cannot be added to the staging area using git add (except when added with --force).

Gitea offers templates for .gitignore, for common languages when creating a repository.

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