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How do I ignore a file locally with GIT?

I have two files that I work with locally that I don't want to commit to the tree whatsoever. It's my local database settings and it will mess up the master tree if I push that to the remote repo.

What can I do?

1 Answer

You can add it to your .gitignore file.

In your root folder, create a file named .gitignore (touch .gitignore) and add your paths to it.

Example .gitignore:

/config/app.php
/config/database.php

See: Ignoring Files

When you run git status after this you'll notice they aren't in the list of new files.

If they are already in the repository and you don't want to commit your changes, you can run git update-index --assume-unchanged config/db.php.

This will ignore all your changes to that particular file.

See: GIT: ignoring changes in tracked files

Thank you Liam Linacre. That worked for me. :)

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