README in bare repo

I have a git bare repository set up in my home folder. I would like to add READMEs and Licenses and all that but without clogging up my home directory.

Is there some path, or place besides home I could put these files and still have them appear properly in gitlab?

Normally, by default everyone puts them in the base catalog. You can put them anywhere you want thought, I would suggest putting some under docs, rest under licenses or copyright for example.

The feature described at Display custom readme for a project (#20754) · Issues · / GitLab · GitLab may be helpful for the UI in the future.

The way the UI works today, the README is shown on a project’s landing page only if the repository tree’s root level carries a supported README file and format. This does not appear to be configurable yet.

Thanks the the information, I’ll be on the lookout for some changes.