Git ignore patterns for Maven Eclipse projects

Maven-managed Eclipse projects generate appropriate project settings (classpath, build path, etc.) from the pom.xml. The following files need to be ignored in a Maven Eclipse project:

As a shorthand, the following Bash command adds these lines to your .gitignore. It does not matter if your .gitignore is located in the project directory or in any parent of it.

echo “.settings
.project
.classpath
target/” >> .gitignore

Links

  • [1] gitignore man page

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