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How to keep Git files from being pushed to Bitbucket

I develop my local repo with Eclipse. The repo therefore contains files and directories created by Eclipse, e.g. .settings, .buildpath, .project and such. I do not want these folders and files to be pushed to Bitbucket. I added them to .gitignore and also to .git/info/exclude. I ran the git command:

git ls-files --others --exclude-from=.git/info/exclude

But whenever I recreate the Bitbucket repo, these are pushed up and I see them in the source list. How can I avoid that?

My .gitignore:

/.buildpath
/.settings
/.project
/.gitignore

My .git/info/exclude:

# git ls-files --others --exclude-from=.git/info/exclude
# Lines that start with '#' are comments.
# For a project mostly in C, the following would be a good set of
# exclude patterns (uncomment them if you want to use them):
# *.[oa]
# *~
/.buildpath
/.settings
/.project
/.gitignore

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I found the reason and also fixed it. Problem was that there were previous commits for those objects because they were not always excluded. I reinitialized the repo locally, excluded those files and recreated the repo in Butbucket. That worked.

You can also use: `git update-index --assume-unchanged path/to/file.txt`

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