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Re: set svn:ignore on all unversioned files

From: Blair Zajac <blair_at_orcaware.com>
Date: 2007-10-18 07:30:42 CEST

eric wrote:
> Hello,
>
> How do I tell subversion to ignore all unversioned files in the working copy?
>
> I import a source code tree. Then I check out the new code and run a
> build. Then I run 'svn status' and it shows hundreds of ? files. I
> haven't changed any versioned files, all of these unversioned files
> are incidental files from the build and should be ignored. The only
> way I know to ignore them is to do...
>
> svn propedit svn:ignore [directory]

Just do

svn ps svn:ignore '*' [directory]

>
> ... for every directory in the tree, each time adding in the list of
> unversioned files in that directory.
>
> What I want to do is to cd to the root of the source tree and issue
> some command that tells svn to update the repository such that every
> unversioned file in the working copy is ignored, how do I do that?

What do you mean by "update the repository"? Doing a commit won't push any new
build files to the server since they are unversioned files, so you don't need to
ignore them.

Regards,
Blair

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Blair Zajac, Ph.D.
CTO, OrcaWare Technologies
<blair@orcaware.com>
Subversion training, consulting and support
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