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

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_googlemail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Mar 2010 13:47:01 +0000

On 3 March 2010 18:50, Dave Schinkel <dschinkel_at_gmail.com> wrote:
> I have to disagree Simon.
>
> There are cases where yes, you do need to exclude but I too am annoyed that
> when I righ-click a file and try to simply add it to the ignore list, half
> the time it only gives me the option to Delete and Ignore.

You cannot ignore a versioned item. By definition if it is versioned
it is not ignored.

> What if I do NOT want to delete it but just ignore it.  This is a valid
> issue.  You can't say that 100% of the time you want to delete it from your
> local working copy!  You loose potentially something vital that you do need
> locally but Subversion does not need.

Delete and add to ignore does exactly that. It marks the file for
deletion from the repository but keeps the local version. And it marks
the parent directory to ignore that file in future.

I think the name is causing the confusion here. Perhaps "Unversion and
add to ignore list" would be clearer.

Simon

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