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I'm using Git for Xcode 4 project version control. I've explicitly added ProjectFolder.xcodeproj/project.xcworkspace/xcuserdata/myUserName.xcuserdatad/UserInterfaceState.xcuserstate to .gitignore, but Git it won't ignore it. Any ideas why this is so?

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Git is probably already tracking the file.

In order to stop tracking a file that is currently tracked, use git rm --cached.

Use the following chunk of code but don't forget to replace [project] and [username] with your info:

$ git rm --cached [project].xcodeproj/project.xcworkspace/xcuserdata/[username].xcuserdatad/UserInterfaceState.xcuserstate

$ git commit -m "Removed file that shouldn't be tracked"

Alternative way: You can also use the -a option to git commit that will add all files that have been modified or deleted.

Once you have removed the file from git, it will respect your .gitignore.

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