ignore

Git, trying to ignore a database config

If you are trying to ignore a file and git is mucking you about, it may be because the file you are trying to ignore is already in the repository, and therefore it sees it as a change, and will probably delete the file.

Instead, run this command line function:

git update-index --assume-unchanged

i.e.

git update-index --assume-unchanged application/config/database.php

Run this for all the files you need to ignore after the initial checkout.