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From: Anmol Sethi <me@anmol.io>
To: "Randall S. Becker" <rsbecker@nexbridge.com>
Cc: Jacob Keller <jacob.keller@gmail.com>,
	Git mailing list <git@vger.kernel.org>
Subject: Re: Add option to git to ignore binary files unless force added
Date: Fri, 18 May 2018 07:31:02 -0400
Message-ID: <FE668F59-95D7-48AB-AD3B-A37AE404B368@anmol.io> (raw)
In-Reply-To: <002a01d3eddb$cdd3d8f0$697b8ad0$@nexbridge.com>

That works but most binaries do not have a file extension. Its just not standard on linux.

> On May 17, 2018, at 8:37 AM, Randall S. Becker <rsbecker@nexbridge.com> wrote:
> 
> On May 16, 2018 11:18 PM, Jacob Keller
>> On Wed, May 16, 2018 at 5:45 PM, Anmol Sethi <me@anmol.io> 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 https://git-scm.com/docs/gitignore). Inside, put:
> 
> *.o
> *.exe
> *.bin
> *.dat
> Etc....
> 
> Cheers,
> Randall
> 
> 

-- 
Best,
Anmol


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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 [this message]
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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