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I am working on a project where webpack's bundle.js is part of the repository. This file is gigantic and has many diffs and slows magit down. Is there a way I can tell magit to ignore this file when computing unstaged changes? To reiterate, I don't want to untrack the file or add it to my .gitignore, I just want magit to ignore it.

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You can tell git to temporarily ignore changes to a certain file using:

git update-index --assume-unchanged <file>

and later you can undo that using:

git update-index --no-assume-unchanged <file>

Magit will respect that setting too.

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