I need to exclude a folder (name uploads) from tracking. I tried to run
git rm -r --cached wordpress/wp-content/uploads
git update-index --assume-unchanged <file>
I came across this question while Googling for "git remove folder from tracking". The OP's question lead me to the answer. I am summarizing it here for future generations.
How do I remove a folder from my git repository without deleting it from my local machine (i.e., development environment)?
Step 1. Add the folder path to your repo's root
Step 2. Remove the folder from your local git tracking, but keep it on your disk.
git rm -r --cached path_to_your_folder/
Step 3. Push your changes to your git repo.
The folder will be considered "deleted" from Git's point of view (i.e. they are in past history, but not in the latest commit, and people pulling from this repo will get the files removed from their trees), but stay on your working directory because you've used