Sometimes you may want to have local changes in a file you don't want to commit or publish. Ideally local settings should be concentrated in a separate file that can be placed into
.gitignore, but sometimes as a short-term solution it can be helpful to have something local in a checked-in file.
You can make Git "unsee" those lines using clean filter. They won't even show up in diffs.
Suppose here is snippet from file
struct settings s; s.host = "localhost"; s.port = 5653; s.auth = 1; s.port = 15653; // NOCOMMIT s.debug = 1; // NOCOMMIT s.auth = 0; // NOCOMMIT
You don't want to publish
NOCOMMIT lines anywhere.
Create "nocommit" filter by adding this to Git config file like
[filter "nocommit"] clean=grep -v NOCOMMIT
Add (or create) this to
And your NOCOMMIT lines are hidden from Git.