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contents of ~/.gitignore not used [message #1752676] Thu, 26 January 2017 00:01 Go to next message
Michael Giroux is currently offline Michael GirouxFriend
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Registered: January 2017
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I use Eclipse on a Mac system. I end up with lots of untracked .DS_STORE files in my projects.

I can ignore these by placing a .gitignore file in the root of each project, but Git already has a solution for this. I have a global ignore file at ~/.gitignore that works just fine when using command line Git, but the file is not respected when using Eclipse/Egit.

The Team/Git preferences do not provide a means to configure the user .gitignore file, so I'm thinking this is a limitation.

Is there something I'm overlooking? Is it possible to make EGit use the ignore list from the user ~/.gitignore file?

Re: contents of ~/.gitignore not used [message #1752752 is a reply to message #1752676] Thu, 26 January 2017 21:16 Go to previous message
Matthias Sohn is currently offline Matthias SohnFriend
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did you add the following configuration to ~/.gitconfig :

excludesfile = <path to ~/.gitignore>

if not, this explains why it's not respected, see "core.excludesFile"
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