How to ignore files (untrack) that have already been committed to GIT repository

If your GIT repository is tracking files that you want to ignore (i.e. you init your repo without .gitignore file) then these files still be present in you repository index also after adding them to the just created .gitignore file.

Step 1 – Create (or modify) .gitignore file

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Step 2 – Commit all your changes

After .gitignore file has been saved, commit all you files, including your new .gitignore file.
git commit -m “Fixed .gitignore issue.”

Step 3 – Remove everything from the repository

Clear your repo by using:
git rm -r –cached .
rm is the remove command
-r will allow recursive removal
–cached will only remove files from the index. Your files will still be there.
The . indicates that all files will be untracked. You can untrack a specific file with git rm –cached foo.txt (thanks @amadeann).
The rm command can be unforgiving. If you wish to try what it does beforehand, add the -n or –dry-run flag to test things out.

Step 4 – Re-Add everything

By using
git add .

Step 5 – Commit

By using
git commit -m “.gitignore fix”

Step 6 – Push

Push the changes to your remote to see the changes effective there as well.
git push

Useful .gitignore template: