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Re: All the .svn directories

From: DavidW <dwhite_at_gbcsci.com>
Date: Tue, 4 Mar 2008 21:31:33 +0000 (UTC)

Tom Blough <tom.blough@...> writes:
> With Window's limited search capabilities, there is no way to exclude files
> or directories. There are numerous grep clones available for windows, as
> well as advanced search utilities. Perhaps one of those will suit your
> needs better?

As a new user I don't like to criticize, but this really seems a Band-aid
solution. You should not have to be confined to tools (not just search tools,
but any tools) that can exclude certain directories. My C++ IDE has "Find In
Files..." for example, but if I want to use it (and it is convenient for most
purposes) I get a lot of matches I have to ignore. My version control software
should not be intruding on my work to this extent. Just on principle you
should be able to keep your project directories clean. I can't see why these
directories couldn't be hidden away somewhere else.

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