tl;dr Can we do `update-index --skip-worktree [filename]` from the Sourcetree GUI?
We have some configuration files that we would like to ignore changes on whilst we're developing locally.
We are aware of the "rename the file" approach to config files (have a file in git like 'config.default.php' and rename it to 'config.php' when you set up) but on reading further Git provides a flag `update-index --skip-worktree` that we could use on the command line but we haven't located a way to do it from Sourcetree.
In the end, we may opt for the `default` file approach for our config files, but we would like to try this as a general learning point to increase our understanding of Git. It may be useful in other situations.
Sourcetree may also be intentionally leaving this sort of functionality out so users aren't confused by more options. I would understand that reasoning.
Thanks for reading.
Appendix: posts that led me to ask this question
Git documentation on `update-index --skip-worktree`: https://www.git-scm.com/docs/git-update-index.
Stackoverflow question where people are trying to resolve similar workflow things where `--skip-worktree` is sometimes suggested as an option:
Question where people work around limitations in Sourcetree GUI (we may end up just doing this):
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