@Matthias Urlichs: The file had been comitted to the repository initially. It was only added to .gitignore much later on, when other users complained.
@Philip Oakley: The files in question are local configuration files (for my editor, which contained private ssh settings for testing the code that should not be in a coding repository) -- You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups "Git for human beings" group. To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an email to git-users+unsubscr...@googlegroups.com. For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout.