[SOLVED] Accidentally deleted .gitignore... can I use another one with create-react-app?

[SOLVED] Accidentally deleted .gitignore... can I use another one with create-react-app?
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#1

I somehow accidentally deleted the .gitignore file in my application and now my editor is being weird… can I just use another one taken from a new app with create-react-app?

EDIT: Well… that fixed it.

I noticed after adding .gitignore I had to runrm -f ./.git/index.lock since that prevented me from adding .gitignore. Check here for more info.


#2

If you haven’t modified the original .gitignore then yes, it should be the same and works exactly the same way since it’s only there to tel git what it should ignore.

# See https://help.github.com/ignore-files/ for more about ignoring files.

# dependencies
/node_modules

# testing
/coverage

# production
/build

# misc
.DS_Store
.env.local
.env.development.local
.env.test.local
.env.production.local

npm-debug.log*
yarn-debug.log*
yarn-error.log*


#3

Thanks! It ended up working. I never edited my original .gitignore manually, so I think I’m good.

I had to delete a lock file that was apparently there in order to add and commit the new .gitignore.