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Banish those unwanted repo files

andrewallison profile image Andy Allison ・1 min read

I was recently tasked with moving some of our legacy svn repos over to git (I'll do another post on that once we have it completed). This is just a nice snippet that I found useful when cleaning them up a bit.

We added the .gitignore file for visual studio and then ran this little gem to clean down a few things.

git rm -r --cached .
git add .
git commit -m ".gitignore is now working"

Happy cleaning


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