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Re: Tortoise SVN Ignore Usability

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-06-21 13:27:48 CEST

On 6/21/06, Kevin Cannon <kevin@multiblah.com> wrote:
> > There are some behaviours we cannot change, because they are handled by the
> > underlying subversion libraries. Anyhow, you are telling us that everything
> > in ignore is confusing to you, counter intuitive and so on.
> I understand Tortoise certainly has to deal with some limitations of
> subversion,but Tortoises Global Ignore could be changed.

We could do a lot of things. The real question is however *what*,
*how* and most important *why* we should change something. You haven't
provided neither reason for what or why yet (the 'how' is my job later

> I'm a designer building HTML to give to the developers. I'm trying to
> ignore the Thumbs.db files generated by windows, and the _notes/
> directories generated by Dreamweaver.
> I have this in my global ingore:
> Thumbs.db *humbs.db _notes/ dwsync.xml
> I've both things set in the global ignore in tortoise. However, when I do a
> commit I still get prompted with these files, and have to uncheck them. If I

If they're checked, then those files are already versioned and simply
*must not* be ignored.
You must remove those files from version control first, *then* the
ignore patterns will work.

> have set a global ignore on a file, then I never expect to see it, unless I
> explicitly say I want to add it in.

You did that: by putting those files under version control, you told
Subversion to explicitely *not* ignore them.


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