gitignore – fatal: no files added

I have an issue with git, more precisely with gitignore.

I have created an empty folder
Initialized git

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    Now I have several files (among them a .prjx) and folders in my root (fold) and I’d like to add all of them, but when I run

    git add *

    I get the message below

    The following paths are ignored by one of your .gitignore files:
    Use -f if you really want to add them.
    fatal: no files added

    I don’t want to add it, I simply want add all the other files and folders.
    From my understanding .gitignore should handle exactly that so why I get the message above?
    Am I missing something?

    Thanks and have a nice day.

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  • One Solution collect form web for “gitignore – fatal: no files added”

    you should run git add . rather than git add *

    the * is interpreted by the shell and substituted with all file and folder in the current location. obviously ftc.prjx is one of them and git is just warning that the file is in the ignorelist.

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