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Quickly locate/edit Git ignore files

gsimard 4 years ago updated by Marc Strapetz 4 years ago 6

.gitignore, exclude and where the hec is that global Git ignore file again???


Please add a mechanism where the user would be presented with a list of Git ignore file(s) that are in effect for a repository and add the ability to launch an editor against each ignore file.

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So you just want a way to open the gitignore files of a selected repository? Maybe an external tool would solve this problem already?

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It would be awesome to have an option "Add To Ignore List" which allows to choose "add to .gitignore" or "add to .git/info/exclude (will be ignored at this computer only)".

This seems like a different request. Please post it separately.

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To add onto this. There have been times when I have no been able to find all the .gitignore files that are being parsed on a particular repo.

As I have a global .gitignore + sometimes one that is on the repo root, but then there have been times when they are deep within the folder structure and I have not thought to look.


So a little "Ignore manager" might be useful. Could use this interface to easily list all the ignored files/folders and possibly highly "WHY" they are ignored.. Which .gitignore file (or possibly multiple) are the reason why the file is being ignored.


... Hmm, I think when I have time I may write this down as a full blown request.