Continuing our examination of ways of influencing Git's behaviors and settings, today we look at how to utilize a global .gitattributes and how to specify file handling without modifying the repository's .gitattributes file.
Git is a powerful tool with lots of options to simplify how you work. Today we explore how to specify files and folders to automatically ignore for all local repositories, as well as how to configure Git tracking without a local .gitignore.
If you're moving to GitHub from Azure DevOps, you may miss the presence of variable groups for centralizing settings. At first glance, this feature appears to be missing from GitHub. It turns out that it just requires a bit of creativity to make this functionality available.
Over the last few weeks, I've had a lot of questions about publishing images to registries using GitHub Actions. Today, I'll explore the answer showing how to do this with registries in both Azure and GitHub. Along the way, I'll also demonstrate how to use GitHub's OIDC integration with Azure.