Is it normal for my gitignore file to get automatically renamed to "gitignore_conflict..."?

#1

Everytime I create a gitignore file, it gets renamed and after reading a few other posts I have come to the conclusion that it probably should not do that, is that right?

EDIT: Project’s link: https://glitch.com/edit/#!/peeky

#2

I cant seem to find a way fix this, but I know that it’s most likely not working correctly on my project cause when I checked other projects, the gitignore file did not have the end with “conflict_…”

#3

I have never seen this happen before, but if you want to double click on the file and change the name back to .gitingore then everything should be fine.

#4

Thanks for getting back to me, but the last time I tried this, it didn’t work. I’ll try again once I’m home and let you know

#5

Yeah still no luck with that

#6

Can you invite me to your project, I would like to take a closer look at this.

#7

Hey @Vojtech_Jilovec I think this odd behavior may be related to the fact that you have a directory called .gitignore. Can you try running the follow commands in your project’s console:

rm -rf .gitignore
rm -rf gitignore
mv .gitignore_conflict_f6f4d75d1a44 .gitignore

Once that’s done let’s see if you run into the same problem.

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#8

The problem seems to have been fixed.
Big thanks to Callum and Cori for taking the time with me again! :tada:

#9

I have fixed the problem, I ran these commands in the following order:

rm -rf .gitignore*
refresh
rm -rf .git
refresh

Then I created the .gitignore file, and copied the contents over and that had solved the problem
One thing to keep in mind, because I removed the .git file, you will not be able to rewind to anything before now. I would not have removed it but I was looking around on the web at what others have done when they had this problem, and nearly all of them had to do the same thing.

Glad I could help, if you need any more help then make sure to create a topic and we will be there whenever we can!

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