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Distributing large binaries

Some projects require distributing large files, such as binaries or installers, in addition to distributing source code.

If you need to distribute large files within your repository, we recommend that you create releases for your projects on your GitHub Enterprise Server instance. Releases allow you to include binary files, such as compiled programs. For more information, visit "Creating releases."

Tip: If you regularly push large files to your GitHub Enterprise Server instance, consider introducing Git Large File Storage (Git LFS) as part of your workflow. Git LFS works well with the GitHub Flow and can be used with any large file, regardless of its type. For more information, see "Versioning large files."

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