Files with gitignore extension can be most often encountered as special data files for Git versioning system. These stores information about files that Git should intentionally ignore.

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GITIGNORE file extension - Git ignore data

What is gitignore file? How to open gitignore files?

File extension gitignore is associated with Git, a version control system developed by Linus Torvalds for various platforms that can run on local machine also as server app.

These .gitignore files are text configuration files used by Git used to determine which files and directories to ignore, before user make a commit.

Updated: May 21, 2021

The default software associated to open gitignore file:

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Git  On-line services software

Company or developer:
Linus Torvalds

Git is version control system designed to handle everything from small to very large projects  designed and developed by Linus Torvalds for Linux kernel development in 2005. Now is used by various program developers and companies for their projects.

Help how to open:

It is likely that these files are only useable in Git.

How to convert:

As far as we know, there exists no way how to convert *.gitignore files to any other format.

List of software applications associated to the .gitignore file extension

Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, macOS, Linux, iOS, Android etc.)
and possible program actions that can be done with the file: like open gitignore file, edit gitignore file, convert gitignore file, view gitignore file, play gitignore file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in's database).

Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting gitignore files.

Settings file type for software that use gitignore file - Git ignore data

Programs supporting the exension gitignore on the main platforms Windows, Mac, Linux or mobile. Click on the link to get more information about listed programs for settings gitignore file action.


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