My Windows7 directories are as follows: C:/User/Me/Projects/newProject My home pointer for Git Bash is User/Me/Projects and in Git Bash, it also says (master)
I have a .gitconfig and a .gitignore in the Projects directory. I guess that .gitconfig was created by the git config --global command. That .gitconfig file says the core.excludesfile is excludesfile = ~/.gitignore , which I hope directs git to the .gitignore file in the same directory. I created that .gitignore file and populated it with suggestions from GitHub to ignore things like .com files and OS generated files, all of which are intended to be general exclusions to any project. I have a .git file in Projects. I am hoping that is where the repository for newProject will have its contents. Its not clear to me how it got there. I have a .gitignore file in newProject with some specific exclusions for that project. Is this set up correctly? Are there git commands that I could use to confirm that exclusions work as I expect, before I commit. I dislike cleanup, and find git documentation to be "modest", at best. It has taken me many days to get this far. Thanks for any advice or insights. -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git for human beings" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to git-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.