Posted By: Anonymous
.gitignore file seems to be being ignored by Git – could the
.gitignore file be corrupt? Which file format, locale or culture does Git expect?
# This is a comment debug.log nbproject/
# On branch master # Your branch is ahead of 'origin/master' by 1 commit. # # Untracked files: # (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed) # # debug.log # nbproject/ nothing added to commit but untracked files present (use "git add" to track)
I would like
nbproject/ not to appear in the untracked files list.
Where should I start looking to fix this?
Fixed. OK, I created the .gitignore file in Notepad on Windows and it wasn’t working. When I viewed the .gitignore file on Linux it looked like organised gibberish – perhaps Notepad had written out Unicode rather than ASCII or whatever 8-bit is.
So I rewrote the file on my Linux box, and when I pulled it back into Windows it works fine! Hurrah!