They would stay in git. You can remove them from tracking by update
.gitignore as you said, and I also do a "git rm --cached" just for
"safety" to remove them from the INDEX, but leave the files in the
There is an example of using "git filter-branch" to totally remove a
file from every commit in a git repo.
The second example on page:
git filter-branch --index-filter 'git rm --cached --ignore-unmatch
I don't know if it is really necessary. It's only disk space. And
compressed. So, unless the files were large, why bother?
On Wed, Jan 2, 2013 at 11:47 AM, fpefpe <fpespos...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Hello -- I realized after-the-fact that I should nave ignored some files at
> the start of a project and new repo -- If I add these file name to the
> .gitignore file would files already tracked stay in the log/history and that
> future add/commits would now ignore those files?