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Re: RFE: Add "show ignored" option to commit/add dialogs

From: Bryce Schober <bryce.schober_at_gmail.com>
Date: Fri, 22 May 2009 14:03:05 -0700

On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 8:59 AM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com> wrote:

> Bryce Schober wrote:
> >
> >
> > On Thu, May 21, 2009 at 10:38 PM, Stefan Küng <tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com
> > <mailto:tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>> wrote:
> >
> > Bryce Schober wrote:
> > > I'd really like to see functionality that lets me add ignored
> > files. The
> > > reasoning is that we want to use ignores as a default, but let the
> > user
> > > override it on a case-by-case basis when they want to. I can do
> > this for
> > > a tree with the svn command line "svn add --no-ignore --depth
> infinity
> > > --force *", but I'd rather be able to do it via tsvn.
> >
> > Just right-click on an ignored file and choose "add" from the TSVN
> > submenu.
> > But since those files are ignored, this only works if you select the
> > files to add directly, not e.g. their parent folder.
> >
> >
> > Yeah, I'm just so spoiled by the recursive abilities of the commit / add
> > dialogs that I want them expanded. My specific use case is that we're
> > adding our compiler tool-chain to our repository. We have executables in
> > our ignore lists, since we don't usually need to add them. I failed to
> > notice that I added the whole tool-chain tree without the executables I
> > needed, and they're sprinkled all over. It would've been a royal pain to
> > do it w/ tsvn, but wasn't too hard to figure out the command line
> > version. I'm really just asking for functionality equivalent to "svn
> > status --no-ignore" in your dialogs. I note that you do support the
> > equivalent of "svn status --ignore-externals."
>
> There's a checkbox in the "check for modifications" dialog named "show
> ignored files".
> But that checkbox doesn't make any sense for the commit dialog since
> ignored items are never committed.
>
> Just use the right dialog :)
>

Hmm... I hate (but obviously not enough) to push a small issue, but adding
ignored files is a function explicitly supported by svn, and even though I
can show them in the "check for modifications" dialog, I can't select them
to be added. It's really not a big deal if you don't support this specific
bit of svn functionality through the GUI, I just want to hear you say
whether you're going to support it or not. :)

--
Bryce Schober
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