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Discussion on: Repository-Specific Ignored Files in Git

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Sebastian Michaelsen

Your personal .gitignore should contain files/directories that are produced by your OS, IDE and personal tools.
In my opinion things like .idea, .DS_Store, Thumbs.db do not belong in a project's .gitignore but in personal ignore files.

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Rob Hoelz Author

Definitely agree on this!

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Ben Sinclair

I agree, but the number of other developers on any random project who use badly-behaved OS or IDEs is often quite high. You could tell them to use a particular .gitignore configuration and double-check all their commits, or you could just include it all in the repo and forget about it.