Git ignore node_modules

I have a file structure like this

master is:

exercise files are:


EACH one of these folders has a node_modules folder that I want to ignore

My .gitignore file is located in:


content of .gitignore:


git still won’t ignore the node_modules folders. Is there something I need to run in git? Is my folder in the right place>

I have not committed anything yet but the repo is initiated

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