I have been using custom merge rules based on an answer I found on
stackoverflow[1] a while back, in order to merge certain filetypes
automatically.  This has worked well, however I now find myself using
`git rebase` at least as frequently as I do `git merge`, and when I do
so it appears these merge rules are not being followed -- I am asked to
resolve merges in filetypes set in my .gitattributes file manually.

Is there a way to make `git rebase` follow the merge strategy defined in
my .gitattributes file?  I have looked in the documentation for "git
rebase" and "gitattributes" but didn't notice anything relating
specifically to this issue -- perhaps I missed it.  If anyone could help
point me in the right direction it would be most appreciated.

Many thanks,



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