Wednesday, February 13, 2013

My .gitignore file isn't working as expected. How do I fix it?

# Run the following command (this removes everything from the index):
git rm -r --cached .

# Then, run:
git add .

# Finally, commit your changes:
git commit -m ".gitignore is now working"
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