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[TSVN] More ignore trouble

From: Thomas Beale <thomas_at_deepthought.com.au>
Date: 2005-07-09 14:09:41 CEST

nice work on TortoiseSVN, it's easy to use and so far seems pretty bug free.

My installation:
TortoiseSVN 1.2 build 3602
client OS: XP + service pack 2
server: debian, Apache2, subversion 1.2 FSFS etc

The ignore feature seems unnecessarily difficult to use, at least coming
from BitKeeper (which has a similar feature).

The files I want to ignore in a particular repository have names like

I am using the ignore pattern *.adl2

Here is what I have tried:
- setting *.adl2 in the ignore/exclude list on the settings dialog (what
does TSVN do with this value?)
- setting svn:ignore = *.adl2 in the top directory of the repository
- choosing a file and telling TSVN to ignore files of that pattern (I
assume this sets svn:ignore on the immediate owning directory -
consistent with what I see in properties).

I think only the last one is working. But this means I have to repeat
that action on every directory in the repository. Ok, it's easy for me -
I have cygwin and can do a find . -name *.adl2 -exec propset ....., but
this is going to be difficult to explain to many of our users who are
just windows/gui people. If they create a new directory sometime down
the track, will that directory inherit the property settings of the
parent? I think it should. Otherwise people are going to go a bit crazy
not understanding why things that seemed to work before (in some
directory) now don't work in the new directory.

I have read most of the doc, and FAQs, and I have the impression that
there is no place for settings for a reposiotry as a whole; it is either
'the client machine (all repositories)' or 'per-directory'. Am I missing
something here?


- thomas beale

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