Remove ignored (.gitignore) files from existing project

While working on am Ionic project I noticed that the entire /platforms folder was being committed and pushed to origin even though it was listed in .gitignore as a folder that I didn’t want committed. If you run across this issue here are the 2 simple steps to get those files removed from your commits:

First:

git rm --cached -r .

Second:

git add .

Now you can commit and push and your .gitignore files will correctly affect the commited files.

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