[Goodies-dev] .gitignore files

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Wed Aug 19 02:19:32 CEST 2009

Hi all,

I wrote a script to grab the svn:ignore properties on all directories in
the old svn repo, filter them a bit, and output them to a single file
for use as a single .gitignore file.  You can grab them here:


You'll want to rename it to ".gitignore" (note the leading dot) and
check it into the root of your module's git repo.

They're not perfect, but they're a decent starting point so you don't
have to create them from scratch.  I'm not planning on expending more
effort on this; if your module has a broken file, please just create
your own[1].


[1] Easiest way is to check out a fresh tree with no changes, run a full
build of the package, and then use the output of 'git status' (in the
"Untracked files" section) to build your .gitignore file.

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