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RE: [TSVN] Re: Request: Recursive Add ignore directory trees

From: Erv Walter <Erv_at_epicsystems.com>
Date: 2004-09-10 19:49:56 CEST

>I am surprised to see Project\bin missing. It is there when I try the
>thing here.
>Ignore properties can only be set on svn-controlled folders, and since
>haven't yet added Project it doesn't have any ignore properties. When
>set properties, you can add them recursively, but only
>directories will be affected.
>Also, the ignore property affects only what is in that folder. If you
>ignore to "bin" on folder "Home" then "Home/bin" will be ignored, but
>"Home/Project/bin" will not. You would have to set the property for
>"Project" in order to get "Project/bin" ignored.
>Sounds like you are expecting the ignore property to be inherited,
which it
>is not, and I think to make it so would be very risky. You might want
>exclude particular files from a parent directory, but not from its

The part about properties only working on svc-controlled folders makes
sense. However, I'm not talking about ignore properties that are in the
actual repository meta data. I am talking about the TSVN configuration
setting on the first page of the setting dialog that lets you _globally_
ignore a pattern.

What I'm wishing is that the "global" setting applied even to files that
are being added that are not directly contained in an already controlled
folder. It seems slightly odd that if I break my workflow into 2 steps
(first add the new top level folder, then add the rest) I get different
results than if I try to add them all at once.

Perhaps this is a core svn issue, though and not a tortoise issue?

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Received on Sat Sep 11 20:20:07 2004

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