Today, the primary version control system is Git, which has replaced SVN. https://www.openhub.net/repositories/compare
Microsoft owns GitHub, the leading site for open-source software development.
When working on a project, you often need to create temporary files (
*.jar) or files with secrets/passwords (
which should not get into the code repository.
Git creates a
.gitignore file for this purpose in the project directory,
which describes what to ignore. It’s also pretty easy to add a
for all the repositories in your system, where you can put a
Thumbs.db (which the operating system creates automatically) once
and for all, so you don’t have to drag them from project to project:
git config --global core.excludesfile '~/.gitignore'
By the way, I recently saw a nice collection of
for different needs: