Remove a file from git locally, but not on remote

I have a file full of tests that fail locally, because my local environment doesn’t have some software installed. The tests succeed on our continuous integration system, and I never touch the code being tested, so I would like to remove this file locally so that tests pass locally, but not remove the file from the remote server. Is this possible using git‘s ignoring mechanisms?

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    You can try git magic here (that is generally considered harmful)

    You just delete file with rm (not git rm)

    And then mark the file being deleted as unchanged

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

    (Though I haven’t check that following commits will not break your code)

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