No gitignore file in app after the "rails new app" command


Im following this tutorial,

but when trying to get pass 1.3.1 part im having trouble figuring out
why I can’t see the gitignore file in my rails directory.

this what happens when I entered “gem list”.

I (think) have everything installed.

[email protected]:~/rails_projects/ap$ gem list

*** LOCAL GEMS ***

abstract (1.0.0)
actionmailer (3.0.4, 3.0.0)
actionpack (3.0.4, 3.0.0)
activemodel (3.0.4, 3.0.0)
activerecord (3.0.4, 3.0.0)
activeresource (3.0.4, 3.0.0)
activesupport (3.0.4, 3.0.0)
arel (2.0.8, 1.0.1)
builder (2.1.2)
bundler (1.0.10, 1.0.0.rc.5)
erubis (2.6.6)
i18n (0.5.0, 0.4.2)
mail (2.2.15)
mime-types (1.16)
polyglot (0.3.1)
rack (1.2.1)
rack-mount (0.6.13)
rack-test (0.5.7)
rails (3.0.4, 3.0.0)
railties (3.0.4, 3.0.0)
rake (0.8.7)
rubygems-update (1.5.2)
sqlite3 (1.3.3)
sqlite3-ruby (1.3.3, 1.3.2)
thor (0.14.6)
treetop (1.4.9)
tzinfo (0.3.24)

and this what happens when I create a new rails application, and hit ls
after. Can anyone say why isn’t there the gitignore file?

[email protected]:~/rails_projects$ rails new ap
create README
create Rakefile
create .gitignore
create Gemfile
create app
create app/controllers/application_controller.rb
create app/helpers/application_helper.rb
create app/mailers
create app/models
create app/views/layouts/application.html.erb
create config
create config/routes.rb
create config/application.rb
create config/environment.rb
create config/environments
create config/environments/development.rb
create config/environments/production.rb
create config/environments/test.rb
create config/initializers
create config/initializers/backtrace_silencers.rb
create config/initializers/inflections.rb
create config/initializers/mime_types.rb
create config/initializers/secret_token.rb
create config/initializers/session_store.rb
create config/locales
create config/locales/en.yml
create config/boot.rb
create config/database.yml
create db
create db/seeds.rb
create doc
create doc/README_FOR_APP
create lib
create lib/tasks
create lib/tasks/.gitkeep
create log
create log/server.log
create log/production.log
create log/development.log
create log/test.log
create public
create public/404.html
create public/422.html
create public/500.html
create public/favicon.ico
create public/index.html
create public/robots.txt
create public/images
create public/images/rails.png
create public/stylesheets
create public/stylesheets/.gitkeep
create public/javascripts
create public/javascripts/application.js
create public/javascripts/controls.js
create public/javascripts/dragdrop.js
create public/javascripts/effects.js
create public/javascripts/prototype.js
create public/javascripts/rails.js
create script
create script/rails
create test
create test/fixtures
create test/functional
create test/integration
create test/performance/browsing_test.rb
create test/test_helper.rb
create test/unit
create tmp
create tmp/sessions
create tmp/sockets
create tmp/cache
create tmp/pids
create vendor/plugins
create vendor/plugins/.gitkeep
[email protected]:~/rails_projects$ cd ap
[email protected]:~/rails_projects/ap$ ls
app doc lib public README test vendor
config db Gemfile log Rakefile script tmp

Thanks in advance…

On 22 February 2011 18:00, Eyal F. [email protected] wrote:


Im following this tutorial,

but when trying to get pass 1.3.1 part im having trouble figuring out
why I can’t see the gitignore file in my rails directory.

.gitignore is a hidden file (it has a leading dot). To see it type
ls -a
or if you are using graphic file manager you can show hidden files.
In Nautilus this is ctrl h


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