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RE: Why not hide .SVN dir on windows?

From: John Barstow <John_Barstow_at_gfsg.co.nz>
Date: 2003-05-23 07:12:23 CEST

Just some additional feedback; I went back to my users for their reasoning.

The .svn directory is always listed first in explorer. This is confusing,
especially in leaf directories.
Where using TortoiseSVN, it's not flagged as a versioned resource, so he
automatically deletes it before committing. (I kid you not. This has
caused no end of grief.)
Searches (example: dir foo.* /s) always bring up the text-base. Bad for
batch files and build scripts with wildcards.
Directory auto-completion in the command shell brings up .svn when some
other directory starts with s.
xcopy across the network sends all these .svn folders to the network drive.
(I know, they should be using svn export, but this is what users do. The
same guy complained about cut-and-paste in explorer). Noone here copying
files intends to include the .svn folders, ever.

I mentioned 4 users wanted the directories hidden; I should also mention
that only one user (me) finds the status quo tolerable. Mainly because I
use svn export on a regular basis.

John C Barstow

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