.gitignore file to apply across all projects on your local machine
git config --global core.excludesfile ~/.gitignore
The only ignored pattern I have right now is:
That ignores temporary files created by vim.
I used to ignore those files in each project I worked on but then I recognized my presumptuousness: not every teammate on every project is also using vim.
For them, that line is unnecessary.
We might say, "Who cares? It's only one line." but I appreciate it when my teammates are similarly disciplined so I ought to apply The Golden Rule.
"Programming at its best is an act of empathy." - Kent Beck
What else do you have in your global