Stop tracking of already tracked files
Why? One scenario: you write on a paper using LaTeX, compile the document,
git add .,
git commit -m "created pdf",
git push, and then you recognize that all the files you are not interested in, i.e. basically all besides the
.tex file are tracked…
- put them in
- recursively clean the index
git rm -r --cached .
- rebuild index
git add .
- commit your changes
git commit -am "Remove ignored files"
Of course, I had help in finding this. Thanks Matt Frear (https://stackoverflow.com/a/19095988/3459537)