On Friday, May 8, 2015 at 2:15:29 AM UTC+5:30, Roger Mendes wrote:
> 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.
> Well IMHO you can always use some script such as
find . -size +10M >> .gitignore
Also have you heard of this extension https://git-lfs.github.com/ I would
suggest this if you are in need to use the binary files too
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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