How to remove git tracking from your project repo (.git folder) 🙅‍♀️

0.) Navigate to your project folder in the terminal:

cd [projectName]

1.) Remove the .git folder to remove all tracking

WARNING: MAKE SURE to do this at your own risk and type everything below correctly! If you don’t write the .git part it will erase everything in the folder you ran this in! ⚠️⚠️⚠️

rm -rf .git



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Nicolas Carmont

Nicolas Carmont


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