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Re: Suggestion: Short option for --no-ignore (RESEND)

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2003-06-15 11:43:00 CEST

cmpilato@collab.net wrote:
> "Max Bowsher" <maxb@ukf.net> writes:
>> To clarify, I'm not asking someone to actually do the change, I'm just
>> trying to find out whether I should bother sending a patch, and if so,
>> option letter people would prefer.
> To send a patch without first suffering the obligatory weeks-long
> bikeshed discussion on what precious letter of the alphabet to
> sacrifice for your short option needs would be ... well, it'd be just
> darned unfair. :-)

I knew the discussion was inevitable! So, continuing...

> Seriously, IMO, -i doesn't map well to a *no* ignores option for me.

Personally I think of it as "ignore ignores" :-)
Anyway, -n would probably be the next most logical letter, but it could
quite easily be in great demand for just about every --no-foo or --non-foo
However, I could be happy with any letter which gets this change accepted.

> Do you do this operation frequently enough to justify just setting
> your .subversion/config global_ignores config option to the empty
> string?

This wouldn't work for me - my primary use of --no-ignore is to override
existing svn:ignore properties, in order to dump a list of files to delete
to return a tree to an as-checked-out condition.

>> Max Bowsher wrote:
>>> I find myself typing --no-ignore far more frequently than other long
>>> options.
>>> Would it be acceptable to add a short option for this?
>>> I guess -i would be the most likely candidate.


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