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If you use Git, we recommend adding these lines to your top-level `.gitignore` file:

FYI: your `.gitignore` is used to auto-populate the option `pants_ignore`

The `pants_ignore` option tells Pants which files to avoid looking at. Occasionally, you will want to ignore something with Git, but still want Pants to work on the file. See [Troubleshooting / common issues](🔗) for how to do this.