I am quite confused by the several subtle variations of the above question that result in a completely different thing being asked.
Basically I want to add a file into my repository so that whenever I clone my repository this file gets created. However, I do not want any changes to be tracked so basically Git will ignore the changes done to the file AFTER it has been committed into the repository the first time.
I want the file to exist in the repository so it is always created when I clone the repository but, it must not be deleted, but further any changes should be ignored.
How do I achieve this in SourceTree or directly in Git?
ok, I just added the file into the gitignore list, however, it still shows up in the unstaged files list in sourcetree.
Using the git status --ignored does not show it in the Ignored files list :|
The file is added into the repository so it is created when the repository is cloned. But, I want any further changes to be ignored. I don't know if an added file can be ignored using the .gitignore list.
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