Git - Forget Tracked File

Sunday, April 2 2020 1 min read

It happened to me quite a few times, so adding it here for my future self.

So you committed a file to remote, and realized it should’ve been ignored by Git. You add it to .gitignore, but somehow, git still remembers the file. Here’s a quick fix:

From this stack overflow answer :

For a list of files

git rm --cached <file1> <file2>

For a directory:

git rm -r --cached <folder>