This is more of a personal note. You may find it useful too.
Here’s how to ignore files and folders using Git. You can create a file “.gitignore” and place in the files and folders that you wish to ignore (separated with a line break).
In the file: “./.gitignore”
Here’s a list of standard things to do a .gitignore. It ignores the thumbnail files generated by Mac OSX and Windows. (I’m on Windows Vista.) You can place this on the top folder of your Git project:
“nbproject” is for NetBeans.
In the file: “./app/.gitignore”
Well, if you use CakePHP, you may want to add an additional .gitignore file in your CakePHP app directory:
I am open to suggestions what other files or folders are good to ignore but these are all I can recall. You can read more about gitignore at kernal.org.