On Mar 31, 4:20 pm, Rick DeNatale <rick.denat...@gmail.com> wrote:
> Is this what you are looking for?
>
> http://www.gitready.com/beginner/2009/01/19/ignoring-files.html
>
>


Using .gitignore is something I have considered, but it looks like it
is going to get more interesting than that.
I will probably have to use separate directories, and use some kind of
condititional excludes or includes if .gitignore supports something
like that.

Does checking out a branch erase all the directories and files in the
working directory and replace them with only the contents of the
branch? If my project files placed customized files in one directory
and common files in another, and checking out from different branches
did not override those directories I think that would help.

>
> On Wed, Mar 31, 2010 at 10:07 AM, vfclists <vfcli...@googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> > 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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