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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 14:10:47 +0000

On 4 March 2010 00:42, Davison, Steve D <steve.d.davison_at_intel.com> wrote:
>> >  ... 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 [Delete and
>> > add to ignore] 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.
>
> ... which means I'd have to open the log, find where it
> was added, and commit the (merged) code.  I would still
> have to delete the local copy myself (optionally) and
> the file is still not ignored...  So, if I wanted to
> reverse an accidental Add (perhaps from many moons ago)
> then what you suggest is definitely the wrong tree.
>
> AFAICT, "Delete and add to ignore list" is a sequence of
> "Delete (keep local)", and "Add to ignore list <without
> forcing me to commit first>".  I Don't know what it's
> ACTUALLY supposed to do; it doesn't look to be documented.

It is that sequence, but you do have to commit. If you are not
prompted for a log message then there is no commit.

You're right, this one has slipped through the documentation net. I'll
get onto that later.

Simon

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