On Fri, Oct 5, 2012 at 7:05 AM, demerphq <demer...@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 5 October 2012 03:00, Andrew Ardill <andrew.ard...@gmail.com> wrote:
>> On 5 October 2012 07:20, Marco Craveiro <marco.crave...@gmail.com> wrote:
>>> ...
>>> Similar but not quite; the idea is that you know that there is some
>>> code (I'm just talking about files here, so lets ignore hunks for the
>>> moment) which is normally checked in but for a period of time you want
>>> it ignored. So you don't want it git ignored but at the same time you
>>> don't want to see these files in the list of modified files.
>> What is the reason git ignore is no good in this case? Is it simply
>> that you can't see the ignored files in git status, or is it that
>> adding and removing entries to .gitignore is too cumbersome? If it's
>> the latter you could probably put together a simple shell wrapper to
>> automate the task, as otherwise it seems like git ignore does what you
>> need.
> Git ignore doesn't ignore tracked files.

would 'git update-index --assume-unchanged' work in this case?  Didn't
see it mentioned in any of the replies so far (but I have never used
it myself)
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