How do I make atom ignore all these irrelevant git changes?


#1

I’m working in a completely different directory that isn’t even involved with git, but for some reason the sidebar still displays a ton of git changes (540237 files!) which is really annoying and probably slowing down my laptop.


Is there any way to ignore all of these? I don’t even see a field to specify what repository I’m working on, and these changes atom is alerting me of aren’t even all in the same repository…


#2

The repository should be whatever your active project folder(s) include, and no more than that. Do you have a large number of project folders open at once?

Possibly related: There was a thread recently where a user reported an inordinately large amount of files being tracked.


#3

Never mind, fixed it thanks to someone on the atom slack channel. Turns out I had a .git folder in my home repository for some reason and atom tried to track everything under my home folder.