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I wonder why this is in the heads about Git… Git *does* support large
files. The problem comes when these files are *binary*.

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2015-05-07 22:45 GMT+02:00 Roger Mendes <sprog...@gmail.com>:

> 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,
> commit -a...;
> 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
> poorly supported.
>
> 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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