GarlicFries GarlicFries - 1 year ago 131
Git Question

Can't ignore UserInterfaceState.xcuserstate

I'm using Git for Xcode 4 project version control. I've explicitly added

, but Git it won't ignore it. Any ideas why this is so?

Answer Source

Git is probably already tracking the file.

From the gitignore docs:

To stop tracking a file that is currently tracked, use git rm --cached.

In your case something like:

git rm --cached ProjectFolder.xcodeproj/project.xcworkspace/xcuserdata/myUserName.xcuserdatad/UserInterfaceState.xcuserstate
git commit -m "Removed file that shouldn't be tracked"

Alternatively you can use the -a option to git commit that will add all files that have been modified or deleted.

Once you've removed the file from git, it will respect your .gitignore.

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