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Re: is there a way to ignore already checked-in files/dirs?

From: Eric Hanchrow <offby1_at_blarg.net>
Date: 2006-08-02 22:54:42 CEST

>>>>> "Mark" == Mark <ChicagoMark_2000@yahoo.com> writes:

    Mark> I was under the impression that if you told the client to
    Mark> ignore files/folders, it would ignore them under all
    Mark> circumstances.

That's exactly wrong. "ignore" only applies when adding, importing,
or doing "status" (which in TortoiseSVN is known as "Check for

    Mark> We have a ton of data, so going through and manually marking
    Mark> every directory with svn:ignore would be an absolute bear.

And would be a waste of time.

    Mark> So basically, is it possible to force the client to ignore
    Mark> files and folders that are already checked in?

Nope. Here are some alternatives:

* delete the things if they really don't belong in the repo

* create an empty directory, say /empty, and have each client switch
  the annoying working copy directories to it

Keaton, Chaplin, Garbo - let them now make room for Gromit.
        A. O. Scott, in The New York Times
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