If you add a file to git, its contents (the blob) will get stored
I have no idea what the effect of adding devices, blocks or channels, but
symbolic links are just stored as you would expect. The contents of the
linked directory are not added, only the link itself. If you commit it, and
clone it into another repository, the link is restored, with the same
If you add a hard-link, it looks like the contents of the linked file gets
I have no idea why you would want to do any of this though. I would
generally regard having these special files inside your source code as a bad
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