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RE: What is pattern syntax for svn:ignore?

From: Dale Worley <dworley_at_pingtel.com>
Date: 2005-02-02 19:59:49 CET

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From: Scott Palmer [mailto:scott.palmer@2connected.org]

What shell? Wildcards aren't universal for all shells. I wonder why
subversion doesn't use a perl-style regex?

True, it should be documented better. But "*" works as I expect it, and
since "*" and "?" are used by both Unix and Windows, I expect they're both
supported. (Historically, they're both derived from the old Digital

I expect that it doesn't use Perl regexps because 1) people are more used to
* and ?, 2) "." is commonly used in file names but is a special char in Perl
regexps, and 3) it is difficult to implement Perl regexps.


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