Customizing how changed files appear on GitHub
To keep certain files from displaying in diffs by default, or counting toward the repository language, you can mark them with the
linguist-generated attribute in a .gitattributes file.
Use a .gitattributes file to mark files that match a given "pattern" with the specified attributes. A .gitattributes file uses the same rules for matching as .gitignore files. For more information, see PATTERN FORMAT in the Git documentation.
Unless the .gitattributes file already exists, create a .gitattributes file in the root of the repository.
linguist-generatedattribute to mark or unmark paths that you would like to be ignored for the repository's language statistics and hidden by default in diffs.
For example, to mark
search/index.jsonas a generated file, add this line to .gitattributes:
- "Generated code" in the Linguist documentation
- "Creating new files"