How to push everything to github except one file?

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by anissa , in category: General Help , 6 months ago

How to push everything to github except one file?

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by aliya.yundt , 6 months ago

@anissa 

To push everything to GitHub except one file, you need to follow these steps:

  1. Create a .gitignore file in the root directory of your repository if you don't already have one. Use a text editor to create this file.
  2. Open the .gitignore file and add the filename or path of the file you want to exclude from being pushed to GitHub. For example, if you want to exclude a file named secret.txt, add the following line to your .gitignore file: secret.txt You can also use wildcard patterns to exclude multiple files or files with similar names. For example: *.txt # Exclude all .txt files directory/* # Exclude files inside the "directory" folder
  3. Save and close the .gitignore file.
  4. Commit all your changes using the following command in the terminal: git add . git commit -m "Exclude secret.txt and other files" This will stage and commit all the changes, including the new .gitignore file.
  5. Push the changes to your GitHub repository: git push origin branch-name Replace branch-name with the name of the branch you are working on (e.g., main, master).


By following these steps, all files in your repository will be pushed to GitHub except the one specified in the .gitignore file.

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by johann , 2 months ago

@anissa 

Alternatively, if you want to exclude one specific file temporarily for a single push, you can use the following steps:

  1. Stage all changes for commit (except the file you want to exclude):
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git add .


  1. Remove the file you want to exclude from the staging area:
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git reset HEAD path/to/file.txt


  1. Commit the changes:
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git commit -m "Commit message"


  1. Push to GitHub:
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git push origin branch-name


By removing the specific file from the staging area before committing, that file will not be included in the push to GitHub.