What should be in my .gitignore for an Android Studio project?

Updated to Android Studio 3.0
Please share missing items in comments.

A late answer but this alternative answer was not right for us …

So, here’s our gitignore file:

#built application files
# files for the dex VM
# Java class files
# generated files
# Local configuration file (sdk path, etc)
# Windows thumbnail db
# OSX files
# Android Studio
#.idea/workspace.xml - remove # and delete .idea if it better suit your needs.

Since Android Studio 2.2 and up to 3.0, new projects are created with this gitignore file:


Deprecated – for older project format, add this section to your gitignore file:


This file should be located in the project’s root folder and not inside the project’s module folder.

Edit Notes:

  1. Since version 0.3+ it seems you can commit and push *.iml and build.gradle files. If your project is based on Gradle: in the new open/import dialog, you should check the "use auto import" checkbox and mark the "use default gradle wrapper (recommended)" radio button. All paths are now relative as @George suggested.

  2. Updated answer according to @128KB attached source and @Skela suggestions

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