Best practices for adding .gitignore file for Python projects?

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I"m trying to collect some of my default settings, and one thing I realized I don"t have a standard for is .gitignore files. There"s a great thread showing a good .gitignore for Visual Studio projects, but I don"t see many recommendations for Python and related tools (PyGTK, Django).

So far, I have...

*.pyc
*.pyo

...for the compiled objects and...

build/
dist/

...for the setuptools output.

What are some best practices for .gitignore files, and where can I go for more about these best practices?

Answer rating: 345

Github has a great boilerplate .gitignore

# Byte-compiled / optimized / DLL files
__pycache__/
*.py[cod]

# C extensions
*.so

# Distribution / packaging
bin/
build/
develop-eggs/
dist/
eggs/
lib/
lib64/
parts/
sdist/
var/
*.egg-info/
.installed.cfg
*.egg

# Installer logs
pip-log.txt
pip-delete-this-directory.txt

# Unit test / coverage reports
.tox/
.coverage
.cache
nosetests.xml
coverage.xml

# Translations
*.mo

# Mr Developer
.mr.developer.cfg
.project
.pydevproject

# Rope
.ropeproject

# Django stuff:
*.log
*.pot

# Sphinx documentation
docs/_build/




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