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Re: svn:ignore and import

From: <kfogel_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-07-29 18:22:56 CEST

Ross Boylan <ross@biostat.ucsf.edu> writes:
> In several spots the svn book says that the svn:ignore property
> applies to import, as well as add.
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/svnbook/ch07s02.html#svn-ch-7-sect-2.3.3
>
> How can that be, since properties are associated with files under
> subversion? The fact that you are importing means it is not under
> subversion.
>
> Even if you have created a new directory under one that is under
> subversion, the svn:ignore properties will not recurse. Also,
> wouldn't svn add be a more usual way to handle this scenario?
>
> I got around this by setting my global ignore configuration parameter,
> but I'm puzzled by the statements in the book.

I know there is/was a plan to allow importing from working copies, so
that one can import properties too. This would create new repository
data based on the Subversion working copy from another repository.

This may have been implemented already; I've never had occasion to use
it, so I don't remember off the top of my head.

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