user1559230 user1559230 - 1 month ago 9
Git Question

How to use gitignore command in git

I'm working first time on git. I have pushed my branch on github and it pushed all the library and documents into the github. Now what can I do and how can I use gitignore command to avoid the same mistake again.


So based on what you said, these files are libraries/documentation you don't want to delete but also don't want to push to github. Let say you have your project in folder your_project and a doc directory: your_project/doc.

  1. Remove it from the project directory (without actually deleting it): git rm --cached doc/*
  2. If you don't already have a .gitignore, you can make one right inside of your project folder: project/.gitignore.
  3. Put doc/* in the .gitignore
  4. Stage the file to commit: git add project/.gitignore
  5. Commit: git commit -m "message".
  6. Push your change to github.