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?
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.
You can configure ignored files.
Under the Version Control node, of the Settings dialog box, click Ignored Files. The Ignored Files dialog box opens.
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.