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

From: Bob Archer <bob.archer_at_amsi.com>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 2010 18:31:40 -0500

> > > 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.

Well, if that is what you are looking to do, you are barking up the wrong tree. You should be using "Undo changes from the revision" in the Log's shortcut menu.

> Unless I'm wrong... Shouldn't it just be named after its
> purpose? "Reverse accidental commit...", which would

So, apparently you want to do something more specific or different than what you asked about.

BOb

> 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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