Shortcut for Ignoring Tracked Files in Git


Sometimes I make temporary changes to files that I need for the time being but never want to commit, while needing to commit other stuff. I can’t stash the changes because I need them constantly. Thanks to this article and its comments, I put together some aliases to help me out with this little dilemma.


alias git-ignore="git update-index --assume-unchanged "
alias git-ignore-list="git ls-files -v | grep -e '^h' | cut -d' ' -f2"
alias git-unignore="git update-index --no-assume-unchanged "
alias git-unignore-all="git update-index --no-assume-unchanged \`git ls-files -v | grep -e '^h' | cut -d' ' -f2\`"

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I often find myself figuring out some niche oddities, only to find myself stuck on those same problems a year later due to my wide yet thin activity in certain topics related to my career and hobbies. This blog is where I document these nuances (or nuisances) to ease my pain the second time around, and hopefully that of some other fellow desperate internet scouts.
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