Can I commit a file with git but automatically ignore it when running git svn dcommit?
Now I'm starting to accept Git for my personal SVN office workflow, so git-svn is the tool I'll describe pretty much about. One problem I ran into that I don't know how to solve how to ignore in one direction.
The specific use case for me is that our ant build file references things like svn and svnversion. Obviously, if I use git-svn, I don't plan on using any of them. I replaced them in my local build.xml with Git equivalents that work fine.
However, I clearly don't want to commit this change to Git svn dcommit. I want to save this change locally and commit it locally so I don't lose it, but I don't want it to ever go back to the main SVN repo because it would pretty much break company-wide SVN usage if I do. A similar case using only SVN is presented in this question .
Is there any solution to allow me to compile build.xml locally, continue to accept build.xml changes from SVN (which also has a lot of non SVN stuff), and never back up it using dcommit without jumping over hoops every time I try to commit?
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Yes, you can.
As you noted, you cannot
files that are already tracked. But what you can do is tell your index to pretend that no changes exist for certain files:
git update-index --assume-unchanged <file>
If you want to stop ignoring changes for this file (for example, because you made changes to
that you need to share with other team members), use:
git update-index --no-assume-unchanged <file>
Warning: if you directly add file with
git add <file>
, it will assume that you really want to add that file and the directive
will be ignored.
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