Untrack all files that already added to a repository
- Optionally, commit any code changes
- Add file/folder that you want to ignore to .gitignore file
- Then run the following command:
git rm -r --cached .
This removes any changed files from the index(staging area).
- rm is the remove command
- -r will allow recursive removal
- –cached will only remove files from the index. Your files will still be there.
- The . indicates that all files will be untracked. You can untrack a specific file with git rm --cached foo.txt.
- The rm command can be unforgiving. If you wish to try what it does beforehand, add the -n or --dry-run flag to test things out.
git add .
This add all changes files to a staging area.
- Verify what you have changed.
This will show all ignored file are mark as deleted
- Create a new commit:
git commit -m ".gitignore is now working"