How to store effective text files in git?

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by domenico , in category: Third Party Scripts , a month ago

How to store effective text files in git?

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by deron , 20 days ago

@domenico 

  1. Use descriptive and clear filenames: Name your text files with descriptive names that indicate their content or purpose. This will make it easier for other team members to quickly understand what each file contains.
  2. Use a consistent file structure: Organize your text files in a logical and consistent file structure within your Git repository. This will make it easier to navigate and locate specific files.
  3. Use version control: By using Git for version control, you can track changes to your text files over time and easily revert to previous versions if needed. Make sure to commit your changes regularly and provide clear and informative commit messages.
  4. Avoid storing large or binary files: Git is optimized for tracking changes to text files, so it's best to avoid storing large or binary files in your repository. Instead, consider using a separate file storage system for these types of files.
  5. Use Gitignore: Use a .gitignore file to specify which files or directories should be ignored by Git. This can help keep your repository clean and prevent unnecessary files from being tracked.
  6. Collaborate effectively: If multiple team members are working on the same text files, make sure to communicate effectively and coordinate changes to avoid conflicts. Consider using branching and merging strategies to manage changes effectively.
  7. Document changes and decisions: When making changes to text files, provide clear documentation of the changes and the reasoning behind them. This will help team members understand why certain changes were made and facilitate collaboration.