That depends on your IDE. E.g. Netbeans cat store the project ("IDE") files
in a separate directory, and as I remember, Eclipse can do the same.


On 22 March 2013 23:22, Ram Rachum <ram.rac...@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi everybody,
>
> Here's a problem I had to deal with many times. I'm hoping someone here
> can come up with a solution.
>
> I'm working on an open-source project. I need to have a few files that
> other people wouldn't like to see: Mostly IDE files. I don't want to commit
> those files to the repo itself, because other developers usually don't like
> that. However, I wouldn't like to ignore them either, because I want those
> file source-controlled for all the advantages that this provides. (Great
> backup, versioning, etc.) I work on multiple computers so when I update
> these files on one computer, I want to be able to check them out on the
> other computer like I normally do with Git.
>
> How can I solve this problem? My idea is to have my own repo that contains
> the open-source project as a submodule, but I've never tried that and I
> don't know whether it will work and be convenient to work with. I'll be
> happy to hear suggestions on what to do.
>
>
> Thanks,
> Ram.
>
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