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RE: How do I add the file to the ignore list without deleting it?

From: Davison, Steve D <steve.d.davison_at_intel.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 15:20:06 -0800

> > Can someone verify that when you use "Delete and add to Ignore list"
> > it DOES keep the file locally. That is what my testing of this
> > feature showed. Perhaps people are just assuming that it deletes the
> > file locally too?
>
> I can (just tried again), that's why I don't understand
> the issue Dave has ...
>
> Felix

Well, if I were looking for a way to undo an accidental
commit (which must be the purpose of such a specialized
feature), I would not be certain that it does precisely
what I wanted.

Unless I'm wrong... Shouldn't it just be named after its
purpose? "Reverse accidental commit...", which would
BRING UP A DIALOG where you can choose the optional
"add to ignore list" checkbox. Maybe a checkbox for
"delete local copy" too. Why not? At least that
communicates to the user that the file is safe if
if there's no check-mark.

It does add one step, BUT I think that's a Good Thing.
IMO, anything that is going to operate directly on the
repo should have a some form of confirmation. Look at
the "Add" command, for example. It's doing perhaps the
MOST HARMLESS thing you can do with TSVN (aside from
the strictly read-only stuff), because all it's going
to do is just SCHEDULE the add / commit. You're still
going to get another chance to catch a mistake when
you commit the changes.

A bit of a b r o a d chasm for one tool, don't you
think?

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