It sounds like a nice idea.. Maybe there is a git plumbing command for it.
What you could try instead perhaps is to work with patches. Instead of
staging the state of the file you want to keep, just store it in a patch:
git diff SomeFile.txt > /tmp/1.patch #save state
git checkout . # clear changes
git apply /tmp/1.patch #restore state
You could also consider using git stash -p and selectively stash the diffs
you want to keep for later.
Where should we submit a feature request in case a porcelain command is
> missing for this case?
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