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[RESOLVED] Cannot ignore files/directories [message #996711] Wed, 02 January 2013 13:31 Go to next message
Dennis Putnam is currently offline Dennis Putnam
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I have a Java project set up with git using EGit and most everything is working. What I cannot get working is ignoring files/directories. I've tried creating a .gitignore file as well as setting team ignored resources. None seem to work. When I make changes to the "ignored" files/directories they still show up as unstaged changes. What am I doing wrong? TIA.

[Updated on: Thu, 03 January 2013 09:49]

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Re: Cannot ignore files/directories [message #996761 is a reply to message #996711] Wed, 02 January 2013 16:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Philippe is currently offline Philippe
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As mentioned in the git manual, the gitignore file specifies intentionally
untracked files to ignore...

Best wishes,
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Philippe
Re: Cannot ignore files/directories [message #996775 is a reply to message #996761] Wed, 02 January 2013 16:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dennis Putnam is currently offline Dennis Putnam
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Sorry but I don't understand what you are saying. What is the difference between "intentionally untracked files to ignore" and files I don't want tracked to be ignored?
Re: Cannot ignore files/directories [message #996915 is a reply to message #996775] Thu, 03 January 2013 02:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Ed Merks is currently offline Ed Merks
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Dennis,

It works for me. You've tried refreshing the view? Maybe you can show
an example of what's not working and what you tried, including the
contents of the .gitignore files you tried.

On 02/01/2013 10:54 PM, Dennis Putnam wrote:
> Sorry but I don't understand what you are saying. What is the
> difference between "intentionally untracked files to ignore" and files
> I don't want tracked to be ignored?
Re: Cannot ignore files/directories [message #997050 is a reply to message #996915] Thu, 03 January 2013 08:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dennis Putnam is currently offline Dennis Putnam
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Thanks for the reply. Not only refreshing the view but also quitting and restarting Eclipse. I am starting off simple. When I run the application in Eclipse, it builds it in the bin directory. That is what I am trying to ignore initially. My .gitignore file is very simple (I've tried several variations including the absolute path, with and without a trailing *, etc.):

*\bin\

After running my application, the entire bin directory shows up (git repository exploring) in the unstaged changes area. It also contains .gitignore which my be related or just something else I need to ignore when I get this working.

As I mentioned, I also have bin in the preferences->team->ignored resources.

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Re: Cannot ignore files/directories [message #997074 is a reply to message #997050] Thu, 03 January 2013 09:49 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dennis Putnam is currently offline Dennis Putnam
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Got it! The file wants *NIX file path separators (/) not Windows (\) separators. Sheesh!
Re: Cannot ignore files/directories [message #997113 is a reply to message #996775] Thu, 03 January 2013 13:26 Go to previous message
Philippe is currently offline Philippe
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'untracketd' means 'out of git'

To temporarily ignore a indexed file you have with the action 'Team> Assume
unchanged' (equivalent to git update-index --assume-unchanged <file>).

See
http://help.eclipse.org/helios/index.jsp?topic=%2Forg.eclipse.egit.doc%2Fhelp%2FEGit%2FUser_Guide%2FReference.html

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