I have come to one of my main reasons for using git.

I am creating an app which is being customzied for users.

The idea is that the main non UI code is constant, the same across all
customized versions, but with the customized versions, the UI will
will different, some options will be disabled etc, and some of the
functions in the non UI libraries will never be called at all,
although they will be there for consistency's sake.

So after creating branch, how do I configure it to exclude some files
from being merged or updated from the mainline version. In other words
it will be akin to having the working directory made up files from 2
or more branches in the remote repositories, and pushes and pulls will
know which files goes where or comes from.

I am sure git probably allows this in its feature set, but I am yet to
know the right configuration.

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