Quick GIT tip — fix .gitignore untracked files

Written on May 4, 2018

Let’s say you’ve added by mistake a folder to your repo, you want to remove it from tracking and, of course, you are adding it to your .gitignore file.

But…. pff, git continues to track it… 😟

Here are a few lines to run to start fresh and have all git-ignored files untracked for sure:

** IMPORTANT NOTE : First commit your current changes, or you will lose them. **

git rm -r --cached .

git add .

git commit -m 'fixed untracked files'