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Re: Can't get ignore pattern to work for subfolders

From: Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 24 Sep 2008 21:21:07 +0200

Michael Williamson wrote:
> Hi
> My working copy has a structure like
> projectRoot/folderA
> projectRoot/external1
> projectRoot/external2
> projectRoot/folderB
> etc.
> 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 properties:
> svn:ignore *external1*

No, the svn:ignore properties only work for the items directly below the
folder where you've set them.

> 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?

You could use the global ignore patterns in the settings dialog.


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Received on 2008-09-24 21:21:34 CEST

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