I mainly use git at work for tracking my own stuff, with no intent of
collaboration. I usually have huge directories to track, and when I
start out, I do so with very minimal stuff which I think would
suffice. Later, while I proceed through different branches, I realize
that I'm going to change something that's not tracked yet; and that
I've to track in my future branches.

I could start tracking that to my current branch, and all the branches
that I create. But I wish I was added upstream so that's trackable on
all my existing branches. So is there a way to achieve that? I know of
filter-branch, and that it's going to be expensive on both time and
disk, but not quite sure of how to use it in this case. Are there any
better alternatives?

         Add here? -> O
                      | \
                      O  O
                    / | \
                   O  O  O

One could suggest that it's not a good way of content-tracking, but as
I said, it's only going to me, and none else using it anyway.


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