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

From: David Huang <khym_at_azeotrope.org>
Date: Thu, 4 Nov 2010 17:39:45 -0500

On Nov 4, 2010, at 5:25 PM, Felix Saphir wrote:
> I'm sorry, you're right about deleting the file first, but you're
> completely missing the point. Let's go through this statement step by
> step: Yes, he could add the file to the ignore list, nothing wrong with
> that. It will however get checked out, even if it is on the ignore list
> (either one). And that's what's wrong with that statement. Get it?

No, *you're* missing the point. A reasonable person would assume that adding the file to the ignore list means to get SVN to ignore the file. While a file may be listed in svn:ignore, it's not actually on the ignore list if SVN isn't ignoring it.

> Easy: Use the extended context menu item "delete (keep local) ...", put
> the file on the svn:ignore list and commit the changes. You can find
> this in the documentation here
> <http://tortoisesvn.net/docs/release/TortoiseSVN_en/tsvn-howto-unversion.html>.
> Maybe you should have a look into it ...

That fails to do what the OP asked. Maybe you should try actually reading his question.


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