[Solved] How do I ignore PyCharm configuration files in a git repository?

I don’t want to commit my PyCharm config files (e.g. .idea/codeStyleSettings.xml) to my git repository, so I added the following to my .gitignore file:


However, every time I try to make a commit within PyCharm (command k), it still wants to commit these files. How do I get PyCharm to recognize my .gitignore file and not commit these files?

Solution #1:

If PyCharm offers you to commit the files, it means that you have already added them to Git. You need to remove them using ‘git rm –cached’ and commit the change. After that, they will be ignored by the integration according to your .gitignore settings.

Respondent: yole
Solution #2:

You can configure ignored files.

Under the Version Control node, of the Settings dialog box, click Ignored Files.
The Ignored Files dialog box opens.

More easily:


You can also add files to ignore list on-the-fly. A new file under the Unversioned Files change list, has Ignore command on its context menu.

Respondent: Gareth Latty
Solution #3:
  • Remove the .idea folder (keep a copy)
  • Commit the changes

Add the following to the gitignore

(JetBrains recommended exclusions for PyCharm that also covers JetBrains plugins etc):

### JetBrains ###
# Covers JetBrains IDEs: IntelliJ, RubyMine, PhpStorm, AppCode, PyCharm, CLion, Android Studio and Webstorm
# Reference:

# User-specific stuff: .idea/workspace.xml .idea/tasks.xml .idea/dictionaries .idea/vcs.xml .idea/jsLibraryMappings.xml

# Sensitive or high-churn files: .idea/dataSources.ids .idea/dataSources.xml .idea/dataSources.local.xml .idea/sqlDataSources.xml .idea/dynamic.xml .idea/uiDesigner.xml

# Gradle: .idea/gradle.xml .idea/libraries

# Mongo Explorer plugin: .idea/mongoSettings.xml

## File-based project format:

## Plugin-specific files:

# IntelliJ /out/

# mpeltonen/sbt-idea plugin .idea_modules/

# JIRA plugin atlassian-ide-plugin.xml

# Crashlytics plugin (for Android Studio and IntelliJ) com_crashlytics_export_strings.xml

### JetBrains Patch ###
# Comment Reason:

# *.iml
# modules.xml
# .idea/misc.xml 
# *.ipr
  • Now you can add your .idea folder back into your project directory and the changes won’t be tracked any more.
Respondent: Chris Halcrow
Solution #4:

You should not ignore all of the files under .idea directory. Some of them are local and tied to your personal preferences and some other are global settings of the PyCharm project that most likely should be stored in git.

Here is the link to an updated .gitignore snippet for PyCharm and other JetBrains IDEs.

Respondent: sophros
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