.gitignore templates are awesome, but mashing them up into a new project can be a pain. Simon Whitaker has created a handy shell script to make that easier:
gibo Python vim >> .gitignore
This will copy the contents of GitHub’s Python and vim templates to your
The script also lets you list all the templates in the GitHub project:
Check out the source on GitHub to check out implementation, usage, or how to contribute.
Update: Lucas let us know about gemignore, his Ruby gem for the same task.
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Linked by Wynn Netherland on May 1, 2012