From: Tom Avey
Sent: Wednesday, February 20, 2013 9:46 PM
Subject: [git-users] Help with .gitignore
I could use some help with gitignore. I set up a .gitignore file in the root
of my project with a line for WEB-INF. Before setting up that .gitignore, the
project has already been "init" and "commit" to master as well some branching.
Do I have to do anything else? It appears that git is not ignoring the files
Those files that are already in your repo (that is: they are 'tracked' by git)
and will continue to be tracked until you specifically remove them ('git rm
The learning point is to add your .gitignore immediately after you 'git init'
and before you commit any of your work files. It is easy to forget.
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