My Windows7 directories are as follows:
My home pointer for Git Bash is User/Me/Projects and in Git Bash, it also
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
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.
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