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Re: Setting property to ignore folder recursively sets entire workspace with CVS subfolders.

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-08-25 23:15:51 CEST

craig.reply@bugpak.com wrote:
> Hi folks, can I ask for some help, please? -- I've searched for two
> days and don't find anything like my issue:
> I am using TortoiseSVN 1.4.4 Build 9706 on a fully-patched WinXP
> 32-bit, repository is 1.4 using svnserve on OpenSuSE 10.2.
> Issue is on a project at fourth version level (several other projects
> are also using this repository without problems).
> Issue with this project: During a work session, I created a scratch
> folder for regular use. I ran an "Add" and it of course included that
> folder, which I had meant to ignore.
> I then context-clicked on that folder to add it to the ignore list,
> but TSVN did not present me with the option to add it to the ignore
> list.

Once a file or folder is versioned, you can't ignore it anymore. You can
only ignore unversioned files and folders.

> So I context-clicked again choosing the TSVN "Properties" and
> manually edited the svn:ignore property to add the folder to the
> list, checked the "recursive" box and OK.

Trying to trick Subversion won't help either.

> After several minutes, the sandbox tree was redisplayed, and ALL 97
> folders had a "CVS" subfolder added to it with six files
> "Entries*,...etc" in each one. What a mess!

sandbox tree? redisplayed?
I have no idea what you're talking about here.
Did you do an update? Did someone else commit something in between?

> I have never, ever used CVS, now I have this mess in my sandbox and I
> am scared to death to commit the kluge.

What's a sandbox???
Are you talking about a working copy? If so, please use the correct
names, otherwise you just won't be able to find what you're looking for
if you need help.

> Please: 1) why did it do this?, 2) how do I fix it?, and the bonus
> question, 3) why didn't i get the "ignore" option for the folder
> right at the beginning of all this?

1) Do what? I'm sorry, but your description is too vague to even guess.
You have to be much more specific and use the proper terms.
2) I'd say remove the folder. Ignoring it won't help as I said, so just
delete it, then commit the deletion. After that, you can ignore that
folder before you add anything else.
3) As I said: you can only ignore unversioned items. Once they're
versioned, they're *versioned*.


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