A .gitignore file is a file that tells git what files not to track. If you import a git repo with a
.gitignore file, it will be imported as well, and its rules concerning which files not to track will be applied.
If you run an Rstudio Cloud Workstation, a
.gitignore will be automatically added to your capsule.
If you drag and drop a file from
/data , you will get a message informing you that a
.gitignore file has been created.