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Git java eclipse stop tracking .recommenders

I haven't had this problem before Eclipse Luna (I updated from Kepler just few days ago).
Although I added to .recommenders to .gitignore it keeps tracking it.

$ git status
On branch master
Your branch is up-to-date with 'origin/master'.

Changes not staged for commit:
  (use "git add/rm <file>..." to update what will be committed)
  (use "git checkout -- <file>..." to discard changes in working directory)

        modified:   .recommenders/caches/identified-project-coordinates.json
        deleted:    .recommenders/index/http___download_eclipse_org_recommenders_models_luna_/_3.fdt
        deleted:    .recommenders/index/http___download_eclipse_org_recommenders_models_luna_/_3.fdx
        deleted:    .recommenders/index/http___download_eclipse_org_recommenders_models_luna_/_3.fnm
        deleted:    .recommenders/index/http___download_eclipse_org_recommenders_models_luna_/_3.frq
        deleted:    .recommenders/index/http___download_eclipse_org_recommenders_models_luna_/_3.nrm
        deleted:    .recommenders/index/http___download_eclipse_org_recommenders_models_luna_/_3.prx
        deleted:    .recommenders/index/http___download_eclipse_org_recommenders_models_luna_/_3.tii
        deleted:    .recommenders/index/http___download_eclipse_org_recommenders_models_luna_/_3.tis
        modified:   .recommenders/index/http___download_eclipse_org_recommenders_models_luna_/segments.gen
        deleted:    .recommenders/index/http___download_eclipse_org_recommenders_models_luna_/segments_4
        modified:   .recommenders/repository/http___download_eclipse_org_recommenders_models_luna_/org/ecli

Untracked files:
  (use "git add <file>..." to include in what will be committed)


no changes added to commit (use "git add" and/or "git commit -a")

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Here is my .gitignore file:


# eclipse specific git ignore

# External tool builders

# Locally stored "Eclipse launch configurations"

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If I do git rm -rf --cached it removes it, but soon starts tracking again - as soon as my colleague makes changes in his files and push it on Bitbucket and I do pull.
How should I fix this problem permanently?
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mccarlIT Business Systems Analyst / Software DeveloperCommented:
Sounds like the files are already committed and pushed to BitBucket, .gitignore won't help you with that. Try this...

- First, save a copy of those .recommenders files if you need to keep them.
- Pull the latest from BitBucket.
- Remove the entry for .recommenders from .gitignore
- Delete the entire .recommenders folder
- Stage, commit & push those deletions to BitBucket.
- Now add the entry in .gitignore back in.
- Also, go to your colleagues PC and pull the same changes down. Ensure that there is no .recommenders folder on their machine and then double check that their .gitignore has the entry and is spelt correctly.

Hopefully, you should be right now!
KPaxAuthor Commented:
As it turned out, on one workstation there was missing


in .gitignore file on one workstation. Adding that as well as running

git rm -rf --cached

on every workstation solved the problem.
KPaxAuthor Commented:
It is 100% correct solution for question I asked.
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