Even though I use
.gitignore files to control common files that should not be committed to a git repository, its very easy to forget about the backup or temporary files that my development tools generate. As these auto-generated files are development tool specific, they are not always included in a
Especially when you are under pressure to commit changes or deploy your code its easy to include a few things you dont need, especially when using the commands
git add . or
git commit -am "".
So when I discovered the idea of using a
.gitignore_global file, I quicky adopted this and saved myself a lot of time with this simple approach.