When you put the
veery/ directory under version control, git started to track changes to all the files in that directory. But there will be files in that directory that you don't want to track and commit to the GitHub (or wherever else) version of the repository.
What I did at this stage is:
- Use my text editor of choice to create and edit a file named
- Add a few lines to it, telling it to ignore files with certain extensions (swap files that my text editor creates and
.pycfiles that Python makes);
git add --all;
git commit -m "Add a .gitignore";
git push origin master.
Eventually I will stop retyping this but I fear that readers might not have absorbed this yet: None of this is supposed to be immediately intuitive. I am doing things in the order I'm doing them because I am actually making this project and believe this is roughly the right order to be doing things in. I am relying on external documentation heavily.