GIT: It Is Never Too Late to Ignore Files

Yvens Serpa
7 min readAug 19, 2020
Houses in Provence, by Paul Cézanne (1883) [from USEUM and Wikipedia]

I commonly see Git projects bloated with files and folders that should have been ignored and are now using valuable space in the repository. These files are usually auto-generated data from the IDE or the software used, such as the infamous .vs folder from Visual Studio or Unity’s Temp folder.

Auto-generated files are usually dependent on the environment (installed API and OS, for instance)…

Yvens Serpa

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