On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 11:50:16AM -0800, Philipp Kraus wrote:
> Hello,
> I have defined a gitignore with file pattern, which should be ignored eg:
> *.tmp
> *.bak
> ...
> I would change the gitignore file to:
> .*
> !*.cpp
> !*.res
> but I would also removed tracked files, which are added to the repo if the 
> files does not match the ignore pattern.
> I would like to check the current files after changing the gitignore which 
> will not be matched and after that I will
> remove them from the repo
> How can I do this

I'm not 100% sure I understand what you wish to do, but you might want
to look at `git clean`.  By default it just lists the files it would
delete, you have to pass it '-f' to actually remove stuff.  You can
also control whether you want it to deal with ignored files or not.


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