In my local working copy, I discovered a .ikiwiki directory with files and subdirectories. What are they for in a working copy? Should them be committed to central repository (origin) on remote server?

$ git status
# On branch master
# Changes to be committed:
#   (use "git reset HEAD <file>..." to unstage)
#   new file:   .ikiwiki/commitlock
#   new file:   .ikiwiki/indexdb
#   new file:   .ikiwiki/lockfile
#   new file:   .ikiwiki/transient/recentchanges/change_0326ad7c7aa2c40b8db5d59033ecda7ed4d61295._change

Should these be committed and pushed?

Absolutely not. If you use ikiwiki-makerepo to set up ikiwiki, it makes a .gitignore containing /.ikiwiki

The .ikiwiki directory is where ikiwiki stores all the state it needs to track about a given build of a wiki.

Comment by joey Thu Dec 22 12:12:42 2011