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Re: svn:ignore version controlled resource

From: C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2007-08-02 15:45:26 CEST

I've filed issue #2858 to track this idea.
http://subversion.tigris.org/issues/show_bug.cgi?id=2858

Wascally Wabbit wrote:
> +1 vote for such a new property. It would work wonders on "shared and
> baselined" files that each developer might tweak locally but doesn't
> want to commit w/ local mods accidentally. Files like IDE touchable
> control files and other application configuration files come to mind.
> ClearCase has such a feature and it is still missed years after we
> switched to Subversion...
>
> -The Wabbit
>
> C. Michael Pilato wrote:
>> Jack Bates wrote:
>>> I understand the svn:ignore property currently doesn't apply to
>>> resources already under version control, but our project is in this
>>> common situation: http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#ignore-commit
>>>
>>> We've worked around it, as suggested, by creating a "databases.yml.tmpl"
>>> file and removing "databases.yml" from version control, but I can't
>>> figure out for what reason the svn:ignore property shouldn't apply to
>>> version controlled resources?
>>
>> In a sense, it does. svn:ignore is defined to be a collection of
>> patterns
>> for files which should not be added to version control. And sure enough,
>> Subversion will not add to version control any
>> already-added-to-version-control files that match svn:ignore. :-)
>>
>> On a more serious note, though, what would the proposed new definition of
>> svn:ignore be? Versioned-and-modified files don't get committed, but do
>> they get updated? Do they get omitted from 'svn log' reports?
>> "Ignore" is
>> a strong verb, and if taken to the extremes implied by that verb for
>> versioned files, I really don't see much point in versioning them. I
>> *could*, however, see us growing a new property which is set on a
>> particular
>> file (instead of on its parent directory) that says, "Please don't commit
>> me" or "Please don't commit me unless you --force it" or "Please don't
>> commit my text until after you commit the removal of this property" or
>> somesuch.
>>
>
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