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Re: Tortoise SVN Ignore Usability

From: Thomas Eyde <thomas.eyde_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-06-21 13:54:39 CEST

You just described my scenario: I'd like to ignore a file when I, or
someone else, placed it under source control by mistake.

I usually discover those mistakes when I commit my changes. The only
thing I can do in the commit dialog is to delete them, but that has at
least two problems:

1. I don't want to delete them. I need them locally, but not in the repository.
2. I have to remember to ignore them some time later.

The fact that I can select to ignore a file that is not ignorable is
also counter intuitive.

I see two possible fixes:

1. Let the source controlled file be ignorable. Tortoise would delete
it from the repository, then ignore it. If the delete part sounds
dangerous, ask the user for a confirmation.
2. Change the menu item on source controlled items to "Delete and ignore...".

On 6/21/06, jason@subversus.org <jason@subversus.org> wrote:
> If you're ignoring a file, doesn't that mean that it shouldn't be under
> version control in the first place (at which point it means you probably
> made a mistake by committing it originally)?  What kind of scenario do you
> see where this kind of feature would be useful?
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