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Can't get ignore pattern to work for subfolders

From: Michael Williamson <findwally_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 08:47:47 +1000


My working copy has a structure like

where external* are 3rd party source trees referenced as svn:externals to
separate repositories.
Certain other unversioned files / folders get placed in these externals,
e.g. precompiled dependencies, build products.

I'm trying to have those extra unversioned files / folders inside externals*
be ignored, to de-clutter my modified / commit list.

The only way I've found that works is to modify the svn:ignore prop on each
individual subfolder of external* that contains an extra file / folder.
This is a bit fiddly, plus I'd rather not modify anything in the external*
folder properties (as then they show up modified too).

The TSVN help file (specifically section 5.13.1, "ignore") seems to indicate
I can ignore subpaths by setting this on the "projectRoot" folder's
svn:ignore *external1*

But this doesn't work. Tried without the * wildcards too, and tried the full
path to the extra subfolder (*external1/Dependencies).

Is there a way to do this?

Received on 2008-09-24 00:47:57 CEST

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