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From: Anmol Sethi <>
To: Jacob Keller <>
Cc: Git mailing list <>
Subject: Re: Add option to git to ignore binary files unless force added
Date: Fri, 18 May 2018 07:31:56 -0400
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In-Reply-To: <>

This definitely works but it would be more clean to just have git ignore the binary files from the get go.

> On May 16, 2018, at 11:18 PM, Jacob Keller <> wrote:
> 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.
>> --
>> Best,
>> Anmol
> 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.
> Thanks,
> Jake
> [1]
> [2]
> [3]


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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
2018-05-18 11:31     ` Anmol Sethi
2018-05-18 15:37       ` Randall S. Becker
2018-05-18 11:31   ` Anmol Sethi [this message]
2018-05-18 18:09     ` Jacob Keller
2018-05-18 18:11       ` Anmol Sethi

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