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Suggestion : "ignore" a versioned file

From: Julien Nigay <killergege_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-07-27 14:39:32 CEST

Hi !

I think a new feature would be great in Tortoise : the ability to "hide" a
file that exists in the repository and that is under version control.

- Why ?
Because sometimes you need to modify a file and you don't want to commit the
change. The problem is that this file will appear each time you'll want to
commit the project's files and you are sure that one time you will forget to
uncheck it and it will be commited. It's not the end of the world if it
happens but it could result in time loss.

- Example ?
I use Eclipse. In order to have the same configuration on all computers, its
config files are versioned. The problem is that I may not have the exactly
the same environment (different file paths) and I may want a special
configuration option only on my computer and not published in the

- How ?
I don't want that the file doesn't appear in the commit dialog box because
the risk is that the developper forgets that file.
So, an "ignored" (find a better term) file should appear in the dialog box
but with its checkbox unchecked and displayed in a special color so that the
user can see he has an ignored file.

So that feature would enable the user to indicate that he doesn't want that
file to be commited until he has decided to.
Unless you can give me another way to do that, it would be a useful feature
for me (I have other cases where I'd like to have this feature).
I tried to ignore the file in the properties but it seems that it's not
working, the versioned files are not ignored (or I don't use it correctly).

I'm not sure it should be a Tortoise or Subversion feature...

Received on Fri Jul 27 14:38:12 2007

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