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Re: Need to check a file out, but want never to check it back in !

From: Simon Large <simon.tortoisesvn_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 17:40:15 +0000

On 4 November 2010 17:34, Dave Huang <khym_at_azeotrope.org> wrote:
> On 11/4/2010 12:06 PM, Richard Willis wrote:
>>
>> I am using TortoiseSVN in my build environment, which is an ancient
>> (management decision) version of Hitachi Workbench.
>>
>> HWB maintains a .set file which contains stuff not pertinent to the
>> build and which changes whenever I do anything trivial, such as a
>> resize of the editor window. So, whenever I just do nothing in
>> particular, this file is  always marked as "changed". I don't want to
>> keep checking this file back in.
>>
>
> The, "official" recommendation that's in the Subversion FAQ is at
> http://subversion.apache.org/faq.html#ignore-commit . It's basically
> your second option, except there's no automatic copy from the template;
> you just have to remember to make a copy yourself.
>
> Personally, I use the ignore-on-commit changelist, as Josh Reynolds
> suggested. You do have to remember to manually put it on the changelist
> though. I don't think there's any completely automated way to handle this.

The other down side to this is that the file is always marked as
modified. Like ignoring compiler warnings instead of fixing them, one
day you are going to miss a real warning because you are so used to
ignoring the 'usual' warnings. For me, if there is red on my WC then
it means something needs attention.

Simon

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