A collection of useful .gitignore templates
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Global Ignore dictionaries to reflect docs Feb 17, 2017
Actionscript.gitignore Add FlashDevelop and executables to Actionscript Apr 15, 2016
Ada.gitignore ensure single trailing newline Mar 27, 2014
Agda.gitignore Create Agda.gitignore Aug 15, 2013
Android.gitignore Ignore dictionaries to reflect docs Feb 17, 2017
AppEngine.gitignore Added template for Google App Engine Jan 16, 2015
AppceleratorTitanium.gitignore Added Appcelerator Titanium .gitignore file. Aug 23, 2012
ArchLinuxPackages.gitignore Add .jar, .exe and .msi May 28, 2015
Autotools.gitignore autotools.gitignore: add missing files Oct 11, 2016
C++.gitignore added prerequisites for C and C++ Jun 29, 2016
C.gitignore Merge branch 'master' into HEAD Oct 4, 2016
CFWheels.gitignore add cfwheels gitignore Feb 22, 2011
CMake.gitignore cmake: add Testing/ log directory Jan 11, 2017
CONTRIBUTING.md Add an explanation to reduce PHP framework clutter Mar 1, 2015
CUDA.gitignore Add CUDA.gitignore Mar 15, 2015
CakePHP.gitignore Update CakePHP.gitignore Nov 20, 2015
ChefCookbook.gitignore Remove lockfiles from Chef template Mar 6, 2014
Clojure.gitignore Add .gitignore for Leiningen projects Apr 8, 2011
CodeIgniter.gitignore Merge branch 'master' into codeigniter3update Feb 2, 2017
CommonLisp.gitignore Update CommonLisp.gitignore Dec 27, 2016
Composer.gitignore Incorrect Dir Path Nov 30, 2015
Concrete5.gitignore Added .htaccess to concrete5 gitignore Sep 20, 2015
Coq.gitignore Add mllib, mlpack files Oct 11, 2016
CraftCMS.gitignore Removing .DS_Store rule as it is included in global rules Jun 24, 2014
D.gitignore Update D.gitignore Jun 6, 2016
DM.gitignore ensure single trailing newline Mar 27, 2014
Dart.gitignore Update to take into account Dart SDK 1.20 Nov 1, 2016
Delphi.gitignore Add "__recovery" folder. Feb 16, 2016
Drupal.gitignore Incorrect file path Aug 26, 2015
EPiServer.gitignore ensure single trailing newline Mar 27, 2014
Eagle.gitignore update Eagle.gitignore for .lck Feb 3, 2016
Elisp.gitignore add final newline Oct 26, 2016
Elixir.gitignore Update Elixir.gitignore Oct 12, 2016
Elm.gitignore Ignore elm-stuff project-wide Jul 28, 2016
Erlang.gitignore Update Erlang.gitignore Sep 13, 2016
ExpressionEngine.gitignore Merge pull request #488 from nanadevelopment/eeConfigAdd Nov 11, 2013
ExtJs.gitignore Update ExtJs.gitignore Oct 23, 2016
Fancy.gitignore ensure single trailing newline Mar 27, 2014
Finale.gitignore ensure single trailing newline Oct 6, 2013
ForceDotCom.gitignore ensure single trailing newline Oct 6, 2013
Fortran.gitignore Link a new fortran template to existing c++ one Jul 16, 2014
FuelPHP.gitignore update FuelPHP.gitignore Dec 8, 2014
GWT.gitignore Adding ".gwt/", "gwt-unitCache/", "www-test" and ".gwt-tmp/" to .giti… Nov 13, 2013
Gcov.gitignore Capitalise initial letter in template filenames for consistency/sorting Jan 7, 2015
GitBook.gitignore Correct URL for NPM URL reference Feb 5, 2015
Go.gitignore Add plugins for Mac. Jan 30, 2017
Gradle.gitignore Only ignore the build directory in the same directory as .gitignore f… Jun 24, 2016
Grails.gitignore Adding additional comments Sep 8, 2014
Haskell.gitignore ignore HTF test framework artifact directory Aug 10, 2016
IGORPro.gitignore Create IGORPro.gitignore Dec 3, 2014
Idris.gitignore Add an Idris gitignore Feb 28, 2014
Java.gitignore Add comment for Java .class files Feb 13, 2017
Jboss.gitignore Deployed file ignore Jul 25, 2013
Jekyll.gitignore Add .jekyll-metadata to default Jekyll .gitignore Apr 8, 2015
Joomla.gitignore Update Joomla gitignore Dec 24, 2016
Julia.gitignore Julia: ignore deps/deps.jl May 16, 2016
KiCad.gitignore Fixed/Added ignore rules Jan 12, 2017
Kohana.gitignore ensure single trailing newline Oct 6, 2013
LICENSE Use the exact CC-0 license text Oct 28, 2016
LabVIEW.gitignore LabVIEW.gitignore Jun 24, 2014
Laravel.gitignore Merge pull request #2192 from Arsfiqball/update-laravel-patch-2 Jan 29, 2017
Leiningen.gitignore Correct .jar and .class mentions Jul 18, 2016
LemonStand.gitignore ensure single trailing newline Oct 6, 2013
Lilypond.gitignore Add ignore file for lilypond. Feb 22, 2011
Lithium.gitignore The Lithium app should be the root repo folder Sep 1, 2012
Lua.gitignore Added a .gitignore template for Lua based projects. Jan 3, 2015
Magento.gitignore Basic files that must be ignored Nov 18, 2016
Maven.gitignore Reword comment Feb 15, 2017
Mercury.gitignore Mercury.gitignore: Add Mercury.modules Jan 9, 2015
MetaProgrammingSystem.gitignore Grammar/formatting tweak to comments Jun 12, 2014
Nanoc.gitignore Nanoc: Mention nanoc.yaml rather than config.yaml Oct 23, 2016
Nim.gitignore Create Nim.gitignore Dec 30, 2014
Node.gitignore fix(Node): ignore yarn logs Feb 9, 2017
OCaml.gitignore Add ocamlbuild and oasis generated files to OCaml .gitignore Sep 24, 2014
Objective-C.gitignore updated link to fastlane docs Feb 15, 2017
Opa.gitignore Added Opa.gitignore Mar 3, 2012
OpenCart.gitignore excluding vqmod cache files and logs Oct 15, 2016
OracleForms.gitignore added gitignore for Oracle Forms development Mar 19, 2012
Packer.gitignore Add a support for packer Mar 9, 2014
Perl.gitignore Merge pull request #2036 from sammysfo/patch-1 Jan 28, 2017
Phalcon.gitignore Remove trailing asterisks in Phalcon rules Mar 21, 2014
PlayFramework.gitignore Added /project/project to PlayFramework.gitignore Feb 22, 2017
Plone.gitignore Covered by global vim template Nov 12, 2013
Prestashop.gitignore Update Prestashop.gitignore Nov 4, 2015
Processing.gitignore Added the processing project Sep 26, 2013
PureScript.gitignore Added .gitignore for PureScript Aug 2, 2015
Python.gitignore Update Python.gitignore Feb 20, 2017
Qooxdoo.gitignore Add gitignore for qooxdoo apps Feb 22, 2011
Qt.gitignore Ignore all forms of CMakeLists.txt.user Jun 15, 2016
R.gitignore Add knitr and R markdown patterns to R.gitignore Apr 29, 2016
README.md Merge pull request #1424 from github/reduce-noise Feb 2, 2017
ROS.gitignore Remove unnecessary rules Apr 23, 2014
Rails.gitignore Remove config/secrets.yml Aug 8, 2016
RhodesRhomobile.gitignore Add Rhodes mobile application framework gitignore Nov 9, 2010
Ruby.gitignore Add a brief explanation. Apr 16, 2016
Rust.gitignore Add rustfmt gitignore (#2108) Oct 3, 2016
SCons.gitignore Added SCons.gitignore Dec 17, 2013
Sass.gitignore Add slash to .sass-cache May 15, 2015
Scala.gitignore [Scala] remove external tools excludes. Feb 16, 2017
Scheme.gitignore Add Scheme.gitignore Aug 22, 2015
Scrivener.gitignore Added .gitignore for Scrivener Nov 11, 2013
Sdcc.gitignore ensure single trailing newline Oct 6, 2013
SeamGen.gitignore Update SeamGen.gitignore Jul 31, 2012
SketchUp.gitignore Add gitignore for sketchup backup files. Jan 18, 2012
Smalltalk.gitignore Add Smalltalk gitignore Aug 22, 2015
Stella.gitignore Capitalise initial letter in template filenames for consistency/sorting Jan 7, 2015
SugarCRM.gitignore Adding index.html files for cache and upload folders Jul 25, 2016
Swift.gitignore updated link to fastlane docs Feb 15, 2017
Symfony.gitignore Symfony: Fix rule for backed up entities Nov 24, 2016
SymphonyCMS.gitignore added symphony and workspace/uploads dir Apr 11, 2012
TeX.gitignore Update TeX.gitignore Feb 16, 2017
Terraform.gitignore Ignore terraform module directory Jul 14, 2016
Textpattern.gitignore Added Textpattern gitignore Jan 17, 2012
TurboGears2.gitignore Add for TurboGears2 (based off of Python template) Nov 9, 2010
Typo3.gitignore Fix few typos Dec 13, 2015
Umbraco.gitignore Clean up expired entries, fix whitespace. Nov 6, 2015
Unity.gitignore Unity: ignore Visual Studio 2015 cache directory Jan 31, 2017
UnrealEngine.gitignore Merge pull request #2262 from OSDevelopment/unrealEngine Jan 28, 2017
VVVV.gitignore ensure single trailing newline Mar 27, 2014
VisualStudio.gitignore Fix spelling Feb 15, 2017
Waf.gitignore Waf: Be more explicit in patterns Mar 24, 2016
WordPress.gitignore WordPress: Only ignore files in root to support other plugins Sep 11, 2015
Xojo.gitignore Ignores *.xojo_uistate Sep 14, 2014
Yeoman.gitignore Create Yeoman.gitignore Oct 21, 2013
Yii.gitignore Merge remote-tracking branch 'origin/master' into pr/506 Nov 11, 2013
ZendFramework.gitignore added doctrine 2 orm default cache and proxy locations Oct 19, 2015
Zephir.gitignore Added comments for Zephir Jun 21, 2014


A collection of .gitignore templates

This is GitHub’s collection of .gitignore file templates. We use this list to populate the .gitignore template choosers available in the GitHub.com interface when creating new repositories and files.

For more information about how .gitignore files work, and how to use them, the following resources are a great place to start:

Folder structure

The files in the root directory are for .gitignore templates that are project specific, such as language or framework specific templates. Global (operating system or editor specific) templates should go into the Global/ directory.

Contributing guidelines

We’d love you to help us improve this project. To help us keep this collection high quality, we request that contributions adhere to the following guidelines.

  • Provide a link to the application or project’s homepage. Unless it’s extremely popular, there’s a chance the maintainers don’t know about or use the language, framework, editor, app, or project your change applies to.

  • Provide links to documentation supporting the change you’re making. Current, canonical documentation mentioning the files being ignored is best. If documentation isn’t available to support your change, do the best you can to explain what the files being ignored are for.

  • Explain why you’re making a change. Even if it seems self-evident, please take a sentence or two to tell us why your change or addition should happen. It’s especially helpful to articulate why this change applies to everyone who works with the applicable technology, rather than just you or your team.

  • Please consider the scope of your change. If your change specific to a certain language or framework, then make sure the change is made to the template for that language or framework, rather than to the template for an editor, tool, or operating system.

  • Please only modify one template per pull request. This helps keep pull requests and feedback focused on a specific project or technology.

In general, the more you can do to help us understand the change you’re making, the more likely we’ll be to accept your contribution quickly.

If a template is mostly a list of files installed by a particular version of some software (e.g. a PHP framework) then it's brittle and probably no more helpful than a simple ls. If it's not possible to curate a small set of useful rules, then the template might not be a good fit for this collection.

Please also understand that we can’t list every tool that ever existed. Our aim is to curate a collection of the most common and helpful templates, not to make sure we cover every project possible. If we choose not to include your language, tool, or project, it’s not because it’s not awesome.

Contributing workflow

Here’s how we suggest you go about proposing a change to this project:

  1. Fork this project to your account.
  2. Create a branch for the change you intend to make.
  3. Make your changes to your fork.
  4. Send a pull request from your fork’s branch to our master branch.

Using the web-based interface to make changes is fine too, and will help you by automatically forking the project and prompting to send a pull request too.