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I have setup a local git on my machine. When I initialized git, I added pre-compiled libs and binaries. However, now during my development, I don't want to check in those files intermittently. I don't want to remove these files from repo. Is there any way to not keep a track of these files until I complete my development. (I think I can not use .gitignore as it works only for those files which are not in git. I want to temporarily disable tracking of files.)

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To untrack files from git temporarily you need to use:

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

This command will say git to ignore the changes made to this file.

And to start tracking the file you could use:

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

For more information:

For better understanding about these commands go through the following crash course on git that will help you to understand git well

Git untrack file-Untrack files from git temporarily
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can we untrack the files using .gitignore file?

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