SourceTree Ignores my .gitignore file

I have a repository with a .gitignore file at the root of the repository. On the command line, git uses this file and correctly ignores the files I want ignored. SourceTree does not appear to pick up this file. When I go to commit in SourceTree, files that should be ignored are not ignored.

How can I get SourceTree to reconize the .gitignore file

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Maybe this is why:

".gitignore will prevent untracked files from being added (without an add -f) to the set of files tracked by git, however git will continue to track any files that are already being tracked."

 From http://stackoverflow.com/questions/1274057/making-git-forget-about-a-file-that-was-tracked-but-is-now-in-gitignore

SourceTree uses its own gitignore file. SourceeTree -> Tools -> Options -> Git shows the git ignore file location it uses. You can edit the file from a button in that dialog.

See also: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/30907829/sourcetree-adding-files-in-global-gitignore-not-in-repository-gitignore

git bash status is correct.

sourcetree status is wrong.

I have the same issue. I have the .gitignore set in advanced settings at the "repository-specific ignore list" option, I have added the *.pyc to .gitignore, yet my pyc files are still listed in the working copy changes.

Thanks!

I have the same problem when opening an existing git repository.
The gitignore file itself is ignored by Sourcetree (Version 1.6.11.0)

Also having the same problem where SourceTree is not recognizing my .gitignore file.

Please Update,

Thank You

Same here

Same here

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Same problem in 2019 that was there in 2013. Are you kidding me???? COME ON!!!!

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