Git Git Large File Storage (LFS) Declare certain file types to store externally


A common workflow for using Git LFS is to declare which files are intercepted through a rules-based system, just like .gitignore files.

Much of time, wildcards are used to pick certain file-types to blanket track.

e.g. git lfs track "*.psd"

When a file matching the above pattern is added them committed, when it is then pushed to the remote, it will be uploaded separately, with a pointer replacing the file in the remote repository.

After a file has been tracked with lfs, your .gitattributes file will be updated accordingly. Github recommends committing your local .gitattributes file, rather than working with a global .gitattributes file, to help ensure you don't have any issues when working with different projects.