How to create gitignore file to execule node_modules folder

If you are using command line you can use below commands in the terminal of the project directory:

touch .gitignore && echo "node_modules/" >> .gitignore && git rm -r --cached node_modules ; git status

touch will create .gitignore file if it doesn’t exist

echo and >> will append node_modules/ at the end of.gitignore file

After node_modules/ folder is added to the .gitignore file, this folder and all subfoders will be ignored

git rm -r –cached removed the node_modules folder if it was already added

git status will display the new changes

You can also add config files that include sensitive information such as database details or environment specific information.

For example

# dependencies

# configs