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Re: "svn status" handling uncontrolled and non-existant files

From: Julian Foad <julianfoad_at_btopenworld.com>
Date: 2003-02-03 03:29:37 CET

Philip Martin wrote:
> Julian Foad <julianfoad@btopenworld.com> writes:
>> > That was the subject of an earlier change. It was deemed necessary
>> >to be able to distinguish between ignored and non-ignored items.
>>Are we talking about the main status flag (first column)? If so, how
>>do you then distinguish between ignored-added, ignored-deleted,
>>ignored-modified, ignored-unchanged etc.?
> Hmm, svn:ignore is used to control the display of non-versioned
> files. Such files cannot be added, modified etc.

Oh, yes they can! Be added, that is. They then become versioned and
can be changed, etc. It may not be what "ignore" was originally
intended for, but it could perhaps be useful sometimes, if it were to
have well-defined semantics. (In particular, should the "ignore"
directive be ignored for versioned files? Should the combination be
disallowed?) At least, it's worth thinking about how
"ignored/not-ignored" interacts (or should not interact) with

- Julian

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