Pull down a preconfigured .gitignore file for node.js projects from github

Summary: How to download a default .gitignore file into your project directory

I create new node.js projects in my local git-repo. To include a default gitignore-file I download it from github.
First cd into your project folder , then issue this command:

This places a .gitignore into your project directory with this content:

Of course, the contents of this file might change over time.

See Getting a new node project started with npm. Unfortunately the wget-url on this post is wrong, the above url is correct.