Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· ssteynfaardt

Ignoring local changes with Git

If you have configuration files or any other files in the local repository that you would like to keep as they are without the danger of adding them by mistake in a commit, you can specify that using the update-index command.

git update-index --assume-unchanged path/to/file

To start tracking changes to the file again, use:

git update-index --no-assume-unchanged path/to/file