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Delete accidentally added .idea folder from git repository
Carvia Tech | March 21, 2019 | 1 min read | 495 views
Sometimes we unintentionally add folders/files to git repository without knowing the consequences. Fortunately it is possible to keep the local copy while removing the versioned copy of these files/folders from git using command line.
Adding .idea to .gitignore
First of all, we shall always create a
.gitignore file for each project and check it in version control. This is a special file in git that tells what all files/folders to ignore. Please be noted that it won’t remove something that is already committed, but it will prevent you from making the same mistake again.
.gitignorewill have following for a java project
Removing already added files/folders from repo
We want to remove the .idea folder from repository, but we do not want to remove it locally.
git rm -r --cached .idea (1) echo '.idea' >> .gitignore git add .gitignore git commit -m 'added .idea to ignored entries' git push
|1||-r flag will recursively remove all files under .idea directory from repository|
If it is just a single file, you can use the below command
git rm --cached logfile.log git commit -m 'added .idea to ignored entries' git push
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