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From: Jacob Keller <>
To: Anmol Sethi <>
Cc: Git mailing list <>
Subject: Re: Add option to git to ignore binary files unless force added
Date: Wed, 16 May 2018 20:18:09 -0700
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In-Reply-To: <>

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.



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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 [this message]
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

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