Hey there. Not sure if this helps you, but this guide seems to be the best 
authority for removing files from the repository

On Wednesday, July 10, 2013 3:30:46 PM UTC-5, Larry Martell wrote:
> I accidentally committed some large files, and when I pushed I got:
> remote: Error code: b68f56c6735645b9d397abe957c294d7
> remote: warning: Error GH413: Large files detected.
> remote: warning: See http://git.io/iEPt8g for more information.
> remote: error: File app/cdsem/fixtures/cdsem_event_message_idx.json is 
> 1162.76 MB; this exceeds GitHub's file size limit of 100 MB
> remote: error: File app/cdsem/fixtures/data_cst.json is 420.92 MB; this 
> exceeds GitHub's file size limit of 100 MB
> remote: error: File app/cdsem/fixtures/data_eventlog.json is 2536.31 MB; 
> this exceeds GitHub's file size limit of 100 MB
> To https://larrymart...@github.com/sobelk/MOTOR.git
>  ! [remote rejected] unit_test -> unit_test (pre-receive hook declined)
> error: failed to push some refs to '
> https://larrymart...@github.com/sobelk/MOTOR.git'
> This was the first push for a new branch - I thought the push was done, 
> just without these files, but it seems the brach was not created at all. 
> I followed the directions at http://git.io/iEPt8g and did this:
> $ git rm --cached app/cdsem/fixtures/cdsem_event_message_idx.json 
> app/cdsem/fixtures/data_cst.json app/cdsem/fixtures/data_eventlog.json
> rm 'app/cdsem/fixtures/cdsem_event_message_idx.json'
> rm 'app/cdsem/fixtures/data_cst.json'
> rm 'app/cdsem/fixtures/data_eventlog.json'
> $ git commit --amend -CHEAD
> [unit_test e8d0629] added more MeasData tests
>  4 files changed, 121616635 deletions(-)
>  delete mode 100644 app/cdsem/fixtures/cdsem_event_message_idx.json
>  delete mode 100644 app/cdsem/fixtures/data_cst.json
>  delete mode 100644 app/cdsem/fixtures/data_eventlog.json
> Then I tried another push, but I got the same errors as before. How I can 
> remove these files from the commit so I can push my branch?
> Thanks!
> -larry

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