Thanks for the response. It feels like if I want to do this, I need to make 
a custom git gui that collects the objects and then runs git add like you 
show.

On Friday, October 18, 2013 6:45:02 AM UTC-4, Konstantin Khomoutov wrote:
>
> On Thu, 17 Oct 2013 15:55:52 -0700 (PDT) 
> Aaron Cook <cooka...@gmail.com <javascript:>> wrote: 
>
> > Is it possible to configure git to see a group of files as a singular 
> > object? 
> > For instance, I have a directory with several files: 
> > 
> > myjunk/text.txt 
> > myjunk/somefile.exe 
> > myjunk/anotherfile.odt 
> > 
> > Whenever a modification is made, I would like to see just "myjunk" as 
> > modified, not the files beneath. For all intensive purposes, git 
> > treats myjunk/* as a single binary file. 
>
> I think that no, it's impossible: Git does not track directories, and 
> only copes with them because it has to (filesystems on mainstream OSes 
> are hierarchical). 
>
> On the other hand, you could use the fact `git add` is able to add 
> multiple files in one go: 
>
> git add myjunk 
>
> or 
>
> git add 'myjunk/*' 
>
> (notice that I protected the asterisk from the shell). 
>

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