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Re: use case for config files in repository

From: Branko Čibej <brane_at_xbc.nu>
Date: 2003-04-12 15:26:46 CEST

Dan Allen wrote:

>I have a question regarding configuration files in a repository.
>Assume that I have a configuration file just as log4j.properties or
>some database connection configuration file. Now, this file needs
>to be in the repository because it is relevant to the project, but
>certain fields in the file change, like username and/or password or
>perhaps logfile location based on the computer on which the program
>is running. After I checkout a version of the repository onto a
>computer, would there anyway to tell subversion that I no longer
>want to consider this file when updating or committing?
>
>

No, you can't do that, but you can do something else: Check in a
template for that file under a different name, for example,
"log4j.properties.template", and require people to copy it to
"log4j.properties" and customize that. You can tell Subversion to ignore
that file.

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Brane Čibej   <brane_at_xbc.nu>   http://www.xbc.nu/brane/
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