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

From: Lübbe Onken <l.onken_at_rac.de>
Date: 2007-08-27 11:08:13 CEST

Hi Craig

Assuming that you are really using Subversion and not CVS, I can try to answer your questions.

Regarding the message on 'manners' that you sent to Stefan, you should be careful not to land in everyones bit bucket here. People who complain about 'CVS'-something on a 'SVN' mailing list clearly show that they are insecure, which tool they are using, so there's good reason to doubt your report.

Your report *is* incomplete:
- Why did you add a folder to version control that you do not want versioned (or why do you add it to ignore afterwards)
- You didn't tell us the folder name you wanted to ignore. Was it 'CVS' by coincidence?
- Why did you check 'recursive' when you want to ignore only one folder? What was your reasoning behind this?
- ...

> I have never, ever used CVS, now I have this mess in my

OK, it sounds like you are absolutely sure.

> sandbox and I am scared to death to commit the kluge.

Another case of incompleteness:
- Which status overlay do these 'CVS' folders show?

> Please: 1) why did it do this?,

A) Every folder that is under version control contains hidden .svn folders which contain status information + the original versions of files in the current folder. IF you see .svn folders, that's absolutely normal and no mess at all.

B) It may well be possible, that one of your colleagues has accidentally added the CVS folders and you got them via an update. Then you really have a mess. Check the repositories log.

> 2) how do I fix it?

If you want to remove the single ignored object, which you accidentally added, from version control, but keep it locally, do a 'Shift-right-click' on the object and select 'delete (keep locally)'. IIRC TSVN 1.4.4 doesn't have this option yet, so you might want to upgrade to a nightly build

> 3) why didn't i get the "ignore" option for
> the folder right at the beginning of all this?

Why should the tool offer you an ignore a folder when it cannot know beforehand which folder you might want to ignore. There is no good mind-reading software yet. When you add folders, you can uncheck the ones that you do not need. The ignore property can only be set on versioned folders, so if a folder is not (yet) versioned, you can't ignore anything below it.

TortoiseSVN assumes that people using it have a least a basic understanding of what they are doing. To reach this state of enlightenment I sincerely recommend that you read the documentation.

Hoping that this reply wasn't a waste of time...

- Lübbe

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Received on Mon Aug 27 11:27:09 2007

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