Git gitignore untrack files

gitignore and untrack ignored files

  1. create .gitignore file: e.g. echo .DS_Store >> .gitignore
# System OSX

# Environment

# Specific folder

# Mkdocs
  1. untrack everything that is now in .gitignore:

    1. commit all changes
    2. remove everything from the repo: git rm -r --cached . (recursively remove all files from the index) or, remove a specific file: git rm --cached some.txt
    3. re add everything: git add .
    4. commit: git commit -m '.gitignore fix'
  2. check files that are being ignored: git status --ignored