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Re: TortoiseSVN Add and global-ignores

From: Julien Cugnière <julien.cugniere_at_gmail.com>
Date: Thu, 3 Apr 2014 13:47:42 +0200

Sorry, I should have been more specific : I'm not explicitly adding an item
that is ignored. Rather, I'm adding a folder that contains ignored items.
And Tortoise is behaving differently from core Subversion.

Consider the following working copy, with the property svn:global-ignores
set to "*.log" on "/trunk" :


Then create the following files and directory :


With the core Subversion command-line, if you run "svn add app" from the
"folder1" directory, svn will respect the inherited svn:global-ignores
property, and add "app/" and "main.cpp", but *not* "run.log".

With TortoiseSVN, if you execute the "Add" command on the "app" directory,
TSVN will *not* respect the svn:global-ignores, and will add everything,
including "run.log". I feel that in the "Add" dialog, the ignored files and
folders should at least be unchecked by default. Maybe they should even not
appear at all.

Julien Cugnière

2014-04-03 12:25 GMT+02:00 Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>:

> Subversion does exactly what you tell it to. What you've observed is not
> TortoiseSVN but core Subversion. If you explicitly add an item that is
> ignored, Subversion assumes you know what you're doing and lets you do it.
> To do otherwise would become a major usability problem as you'd have to
> manually change global-ignores anytime you need to override it.
> On Apr 3, 2014 6:00 AM, "Julien Cugnière" <julien.cugniere_at_gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I noticed that the command line "svn add" on a folder respects the
>> svn:global-ignore property, while the Add command from TortoiseSVN does
>> not. Is this by design ? This unfortunately limits the usefulness of the
>> global-ignores property.
>> Julien Cugnière


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