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From: "René Scharfe" <>
To: PANEL Christian <>,
Subject: Re: git bug
Date: Thu, 6 Aug 2020 22:23:54 +0200	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

Am 06.08.20 um 16:48 schrieb PANEL Christian:
> someting is not logical in the behaviour of git :
> suppose I have a project and a file in it I don't want to include initially in.
> so I put this file name in .gitignore
> now all is OK when I write "git status" : the file is ignored.

Like this, right?

  $ git init a
  Initialized empty Git repository in /tmp/a/.git/
  $ cd a
  $ echo ignore for now >file
  $ echo file >.gitignore
  $ git add .gitignore
  $ git commit -m initial
  [master (root-commit) 2df5d68] initial
   1 file changed, 1 insertion(+)
   create mode 100644 .gitignore
  $ git status
  On branch master
  nothing to commit, working tree clean

> but later I want this one be a part of my project.
> I delete in .gitignore the line that named this file.
> but now a "git status" command ignore always this file.
> what is wrong ?
> did I missed something ?

This seems to work as expected for me (continued from above):

  $ >.gitignore
  $ git status
  On branch master
  Changes not staged for commit:
    (use "git add <file>..." to update what will be committed)
    (use "git restore <file>..." to discard changes in working directory)
  	modified:   .gitignore

  Untracked files:
    (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)

  no changes added to commit (use "git add" and/or "git commit -a")

So "file" is no longer ignored.  Committing the .gitignore change
doesn't change that:

  $ git add .gitignore
  $ git commit -m 2nd
  [master d4c95a1] 2nd
   1 file changed, 1 deletion(-)
  $ git status
  On branch master
  Untracked files:
    (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)

  nothing added to commit but untracked files present (use "git add" to track)

Which steps did you take to arrive at a different result?


  reply	other threads:[~2020-08-06 20:24 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 7+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2020-08-06 14:48 PANEL Christian
2020-08-06 20:23 ` René Scharfe [this message]
2020-08-07  0:02   ` Jeff King
2020-08-10  5:56     ` René Scharfe
2020-08-10 17:20       ` PANEL Christian
  -- strict thread matches above, loose matches on Subject: below --
2020-08-06 14:59 PANEL Christian
2012-10-22 16:28 git BUG Коньков Евгений

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