Intellij IDEA & Git: .gitignore not ignoring .idea path

Cause

The nature of .gitignore is that only newly added files are ignored. In the situation that a directory has been added to your repository, e.g. the mentioned .idea, then changes to these directories or file files are simply tracked by Git. To resolve the problem, you must remove this path from the git cache. The same problem applies to every other case, i.e. any directory or file.

Solution

As I mentioned above to solve the issue we must remove this path from cache. Please use the command below to do this.

git rm --cached -r .idea

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