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    Documentation: How to ignore local changes in tracked files · 6259ac66
    Petr Baudis authored
    This patch explains more carefully that `.gitignore` concerns only
    untracked files and refers the reader to
    
    	git update-index --assume-unchanged
    
    in the need of ignoring uncommitted changes in already tracked files.
    The description of this option is lifted to a more "porcelainish"
    level and explains the caveats of this usecase.
    
    Whether feasible or not, I believe adding this functionality to
    the porcelain is out of the scope of this patch. (And I personally
    think that referring to the plumbing in the case of such a special
    usage is fine.)
    
    This is currently probably one of the top FAQs at #git and the
    --assume-unchanged switch is not widely known; gitignore(5) is the first
    place where people are likely to look for it.
    Signed-off-by: default avatarPetr Baudis <[email protected]>
    Signed-off-by: default avatarJunio C Hamano <[email protected]>
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