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Re: svn:ignore not recursive to subdirectories

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2003-05-02 05:22:36 CEST

Faheem Mitha <faheem@email.unc.edu> writes:

> On 1 May 2003, Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
> > Faheem Mitha <faheem@email.unc.edu> writes:
> >
> > > I just discovered that svn:ignore does not propagate recursively to
> > > subdirectories, unlike CVS.
> >
> > Are you sure about CVS? According to CVS documentation, the
> > .cvsignore files aren't recursive either.
> No, I'm not. I've only used CVS a tiny bit, and already know Subversion
> better. But quoting the Subversion book, pg 90 (rev 5113)
> "...Finally, while the .cvsignore patterns apply recursively from the
> directory in which they reside..."

Hm, I think the book is wrong then, and needs to be fixed. The CVS
docs I'm looking at say:

  "The patterns found in `.cvsignore' are only valid for the directory
   that contains them, not for any sub-directories."

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