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Re: How to Handle Versioning a Log File in an App's Source

From: Kevin Grover <kevin_at_kevingrover.net>
Date: Thu, 1 May 2008 11:47:00 -0700

On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 11:37 AM, David G <jamdavidg_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> I have used Ignore before, but when I put that filename in the ignore
> property for that subdirectory, the file still appears as a modified
> document in my "Changes Made" list when I try to commit.
> If something is committed once, does that mean it can never be ignored
> after that?
> Because that's what looks like is happening.

ignore does not work on files/directories already in the repository. It
will also not work if you explicitly add a file matching an ignored
pattern. The ignore patterns prevent _unversioned_ files/diretories
(matching an ignore pattern) from being presented as 'unversioned file'.

If you want your filed to truly be ignored, you must svn delete it (and

- Kevin
Received on 2008-05-01 20:47:10 CEST

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