One of my projects has a sub folder called "tags". As it looks like, this folder is ignored by git although I've not defined it in my .gitignore file.
So I guess there is a list of "keywords" like "tags" that is ignored by git on default?
Here is the content of the .gitignore file
# Java: https://github.com/github/gitignore/blob/master/Java.gitignore
# Package Files #
# IDEA: https://github.com/github/gitignore/blob/master/Global/IntelliJ.gitignore
# Mac OS X: https://github.com/github/gitignore/blob/master/Global/OSX.gitignore
# Files that might appear on external disk
# Leiningen and others
tags is a good candidate for a global ignore rule because of its use by the
ctags generates an index of identifiers in your source code and writes them to a file called
vi uses to quickly jump to the definition of the identifier under your cursor when you press
^]. For this reason, lots of source directories tend to contain a
tags file that is not of interest to version control.
Do you have a global ignore file set up? An answer to this question suggests:
git config --get core.excludesfile
to find out.
And reading further down the answers in that other question: also