If you have some files that you need to have in your repo but don’t need to have updates, git allows it :
git update-index --skip-worktree <FILES>
Then a “git status” won’t show those files until you do :
git update-index --no-skip-worktree <FILES>
To show the skipped files :
git ls-files -v . | grep ^S
–skip-worktree is a better solution than –assume-unchanged because status will not get lost once an upstream change is pulled.