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From: "Randall S. Becker" <>
To: "'Jacob Keller'" <>, "'Anmol Sethi'" <>
Cc: "'Git mailing list'" <>
Subject: RE: Add option to git to ignore binary files unless force added
Date: Thu, 17 May 2018 08:37:17 -0400
Message-ID: <002a01d3eddb$cdd3d8f0$697b8ad0$> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <>

On May 16, 2018 11:18 PM, Jacob Keller
> On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 5:45 PM, Anmol Sethi <> wrote:
> > I think it’d be great to have an option to have git ignore binary files. My
> repositories are always source only, committing a binary is always a mistake.
> At the moment, I have to configure the .gitignore to ignore every binary file
> and that gets tedious. Having git ignore all binary files would be great.
> >
> > This could be achieved via an option in .gitconfig or maybe a special line in
> .gitignore.
> >
> > I just want to never accidentally commit a binary again.
> I believe you can do a couple things. There should be a hook which you can
> modify to validate that there are no binary files on pre-commit[1], or pre-
> push[2] to verify that you never push commits with binaries in them.
> You could also implement the update hook on the server if you control it, to
> allow it to block pushes which contain binary files.

What about configuring ${HOME}/.config/git/ignore instead (described at Inside, put:



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Thread overview: 8+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2018-05-17  0:45 Anmol Sethi
2018-05-17  3:18 ` Jacob Keller
2018-05-17 12:37   ` Randall S. Becker [this message]
2018-05-18 11:31     ` Anmol Sethi
2018-05-18 15:37       ` Randall S. Becker
2018-05-18 11:31   ` Anmol Sethi
2018-05-18 18:09     ` Jacob Keller
2018-05-18 18:11       ` Anmol Sethi

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