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.gitignore file in Sourcetree not working

I am working on a maven project and I want to ignore the files generated and stored in the /target folder of my project (Evaluation) root folder.In the root of my git repository I have a .gitignore file with the following entries (backend is just a folder which contains the eclipse project Evaluation)

backend/Evaluation/logs/
backend/Evaluation/target/

For some reason SourceTree does not ignore the files stored in these two folders and when I compile my project there are some uncommitted changes which are some .class files inside the /target folder.

Why is this happening ? I also tried to change the .gitignore entries to

/backend/Evaluation/logs/**

but it did not work too.

  • soujanya bargavi
  • Aug 10 2018
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