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Generate .gitignore templates from the command line

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A CLI to create .gitignore files, to keep your source control so fresh and clean.



$ pip install -U gig

Or, run it with pipx:

$ pipx run gig --help


In the shell. . .

$ gig Python Ruby > .gitignore

Or, programmatically, in Python. . .

>>> import gig
>>> gig.generate_gitignore(["Clojure"])
u'\n### Clojure ###\nLeiningen.gitignore'

You can also generate global .gitignore_global files. For more info, see here.

$ gig macOS VisualStudioCode --global > ~/.gitignore_global

To get a list of available templates. . .

$ gig list
$ gig list --global

For more help, run gig --help.


  • Python >= 3.6
  • Internet connection


MIT Licensed.


1.1.0 (2019-06-30)

  • Add --no-header.

1.0.0 (2019-06-27)

  • Write to stdout.
  • Only Python>=3.6 is supported.

0.2.0 (2013-09-09)

  • Add support for global gitignore files.

0.1.0 (2013-09-07)

  • First release.

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