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Jing Xue

I use --amend everyday to squash changes into the last commit. If you look into the last commit on the branch after doing git --amend, you'll see that the file you didn't want to add has become part of the commit. :-)

git rm --cached would indeed work too, however it is the "old way" of doing it. If you have a recent git version, when you run git status, it would suggest to use git restore --staged.