If it is still in the working directory, why not rename it (using OS
commands, not git command), do the git command to remove all traces as
previously mentioned, then rename it back?
On Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 12:38 PM, Dale R. Worley <wor...@alum.mit.edu>wrote:
> > From: joeriel...@gmail.com
> > At some point I added a large file into a git repository.
> > It now exists on multiple branches, possibly with some
> > changes to it. I'd like to remove it from git, but leave its
> > current form (say the one on the master branch) on the
> > file system.
> You've figured out how to remove it from the repository. To keep a
> copy around, I would extract it explicitly with "git cat-file" and put
> it somewhere outside of the working copy before doing "git
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