User42 User42 - 1 year ago 131
Git Question

Unable to ignore directory using gitignore

Below is my directory structure.

| |--js/
| | |--encoding.js
| |--css
| |--parent.css
| |--static/
| | |--js/
| | |--css/
| |--templates/

I want to ignore outer static directory. I tries
but nothing is working. Whenever I edit
file it appears in tracked file list.

Steps I followed -
1. Edited the .gitignore file and added pattern [all three one at a time]

2. Edited the file encoding.js

3. checked git status. File appeared in tracked file zone.

How should I add the pattern so that any folder or file in
folder is not tracked.

Update 1: Added static in the .gitignore file. Still not working. See the attached image.

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Answer Source

You need to add static to your .gitignore file.

The forward slash is stopping git from finding the directory.

Edit: You may need to run git rm --cached static if the folder is already being tracked by git.

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