File Extension Library

.GITIGNORE File Extension

  • Developer by: Git
  • Category: Developer Files
  • Format: Text

What are .GITIGNORE files and how to open them?

Can't open .GITIGNORE file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .GITIGNORE file.

What is a .GITIGNORE file extension?

.GITIGNORE file extension is created by Git. .GITIGNORE has been classified as Developer Files. The format of .GITIGNORE file is Text.

.GITIGNORE is Git Ignore File

File used by Git, a version control system used for storing source code; contains a list of files that should not be committed to the Git source code repository; often used for omitting non-text (binary) files, OS files (e.g., .DS_STORE and Thumbs.db files), and temporary files from the repository.

GITIGNORE files can be created for any subpath within the project directory structure so that the rules apply specifically to that path.

NOTE: GITIGNORE files are stored in plain text format and can be edited with a text editor.

List of all softwares that can open the Git Ignore File

How to fix problems with .GITIGNORE files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .GITIGNORE files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .GITIGNORE file format
  2. You need to check the .GITIGNORE file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)