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Surhid Amatya
Surhid Amatya

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Files added to .gitignore is still being showed untracked file

There is a file that was being tracked by git, but now the file should not be tracked and is added on the .gitignore list.

However, that file keeps showing up in git status after it's edited. How do we force git to completely forget about it and stop tracking it?

To stop tracking the files we need to remove that file from the index.

To achieve this git has provided us with some commands as listed below:

To untrack a single file

git rm --cached filename

To untrack every file

git rm -r - cached .

this code removes any changed files from the index, after this code run

git add .

Now, it's time to commit the changes;

 git commit -m "update .gitignore file"

These mentioned codes will update the .gitignore file but what if we had added the wrong file or if we need to track some files again.


git rm --cached filename


git add filename

to track this file again.
Hope this will help us all.

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