Allow .gitignore to support setting a file size limit so that all files
over a certain size will by automatically ignored when performing git add,
Exclusions to this size limit for files can be allowed by specifying
exceptions '!' syntax that already exists. It probably should be considered
to have a default limit already built into git of say 100MB (used by
github) which can be changed in the .gitignore file.
This would avoid accidental commits of large files which are known to be
This seems like a fairly simple feature to add, I'm not sure why no one has
done this or thought of it given the number of complaints, questions...
with large file handling.
We can ignore by file name attribute, why not by file size?
Yes, I know I can add pre-commit scripts... to workaround this issue, but
there should be a better way (or maybe I'm missing something?).
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