What should I put in a meteor .gitignore file ?

What should I put in a meteor .gitignore file ?

Asked on November 15, 2018 in Meteor.
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    Here is the solution is,     

                The  directory excluded from version control is .meteor/local. Meteor automatically creates the right .meteor and .meteor/.gitignore, though — you shouldn’t need to do anything.

    Here is an Example code:

    # Meteor files to ignore now handled by .ignore file within .Meteor folder automatically
    # settings file to ignore to protect API keys
    # MUP / MUPX file to ignore to protect server passwords and sensitive info.
    # npm package files to ignore
    # Webstorm IDE files to ignore
    # Typing type definition files to ignore. Webstorm uses type definitions for autocomplete even without typescript



    Answered on November 15, 2018.
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    To use this way

    • You might want to put any configuration settings files in there if you are pushing to a public repos.
    • I store any security sensitive data configuration settings like encryption keys and various passwords for services like smtp, twitter, facebook and others in a config.js and then put that in .gitignore or in the info/exclude file. Stuff I don’t want in a public repo.


    Here is the code:


    MeteorJS ### # default meteor build and local packages .meteor/local

      # meteor settings file settings.json   # meteor build output files *.tar.gz   # general swp files from vim *.swp   # End of https://www.gitignore.io/api/meteorjs
    Answered on November 15, 2018.
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    Try this method

    1. Gitignore is used to ignore all the unnecessary burden over the git server and your fetching all the time.
    2. So the best possible stuff to put inside the gitignore is packagable entity. Now, this includes the meteor downloadable packages, so, you should just add “.meteor/local” inside gitignore.
    3. When you add it to gitignore configuration, it reduces the size of project to n times smaller as it would be with the packages.
    4. If you cut-paste the entire project now to different location or fetch the repository without .meteor/local folder and start the project using meteor command, the meteor first downloads the required packages and then starts the server.


    Here is an Simple code:

    Answered on November 15, 2018.
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