DEV Community

Discussion on: Day 15 of 100 - Exercise Log MERN stack application

kristianroopnarine profile image

Cool application! Just wanted to give you a heads up, when you commit a .env to github, remove the file and then push those changes, people can still see the removed .env! Remember to add a .gitignore in the root and put any files or directories in there that you want git to ignore. Keep up the grind!

jwhubert91 profile image
James Hubert Author

Thanks so much for telling me about this Kristian. As you suggested I changed the API key and ran through the steps using git filter-branch to remove the file from the past commit.
I thought I deleted it last night manually from the repo after realizing I hadn't added it to .gitignore but obviously committing a new change doesn't affect a previous commit.
Thanks again.