I have files I move around between several different environments, and in
each environment I have a config file (web.config) that is unique to each
I make changes on my machine, push them to a repository, move to a
development machine and "pull" them from the repository, then move them to
to a test machine and "pull" them from the repository, etc.
Through some trial and error I figured out that "most of the time" if I put
my web.config into my .gitignore file everything works fine, but not always.
Right now I'm spending my afternoon trying to figure out why whenever I
checkout the "master" branch it deletes my web.config file. It happens like
this. I will have my web.config file in my directory and then checkout a
branch into that directory (e.g. git checkout new-search) and everything is
fine. If I switch to another branch (e.g. git checkout fix-search)
everything is fine as well. But when I check out the master branch (e.g.
git checkout master) it deletes my web.config file.
Why is it deleting my config file and more importantly, how can I get it to
stop doing that so that I can spend my time working on code and not fussing
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