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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 14:11:10 -0400
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How about a hook to ignore certain files? Then you could ignore based on the contents of the fail instead of just the extension. It’d be very flexible.

> On May 18, 2018, at 2:09 PM, Jacob Keller <> wrote:
> On Fri, May 18, 2018 at 4:31 AM, Anmol Sethi <> wrote:
>> This definitely works but it would be more clean to just have git ignore the binary files from the get go.
> Sure it'd be more convenient for you. But there are loads of possible
> combinations, and the idea of what constitutes unwanted files is
> hugely variable to each user. We don't really want to end up
> supporting a million different ways to do this, and the hooks
> interface provides a reasonable method for rejecting commits with
> unwanted contents.
> Thanks,
> Jake


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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
2018-05-18 18:09     ` Jacob Keller
2018-05-18 18:11       ` Anmol Sethi [this message]

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