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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