Scribble: A quick gitignore from a template

December 27, 2022
git

Often when I start a new project, I also need to have a .gitignore for the specific language that I'm working in.

To easily do this, I added the following alias to my git, which pulls a template from gitignore.io:

git config --global alias.ignore \
'!gi() { curl -sL https://www.toptal.com/developers/gitignore/api/$@ ;}; gi'

Now you can do git ignore zig and it will show you the default ignore file for a Zig project.

To automatically put it in your gitignore, just redirect the output:

git ignore zig >> .gitignore