Oh, and I might add that if the OP does a "git rm", it would be a very good
idea to use the --cached otherwise the actual files will also be removed
from the WEB-INF subdirectory. Been there, done that. Luckily I was able to
recover by doing a "git checkout HEAD^ -- files".


On Wed, Feb 20, 2013 at 4:05 PM, Philip Oakley <philipoak...@iee.org> wrote:

> **
>
> *From:* Tom Avey <toma...@fgbc.org>
> *To:* git-users@googlegroups.com
> *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 in WEB-INF.
>
> 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 <files>').
>
> 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.
>
> Philip
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