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RE: *.p[0-9]* not possible as svn:ignore pattern?

From: Dale Worley <dworley_at_pingtel.com>
Date: 2005-04-05 16:11:53 CEST

> From: John Szakmeister [mailto:john@szakmeister.net]
> On Monday 04 April 2005 22:16, Greg Matheson wrote:
> > I want to use *.p[0-9]* as a svn:ignore pattern to match the 400
> > postscript files I am generating in my working copies without
> > matching my perl files, but it doesn't seem to be being
> > recognized. Writing out the *.p0*, *.p1*, etc takes a lot of
> > lines.
> No, it gives a regular expression pattern, and unfortunately,
> we don't
> support that. :-( Patches welcome!

I made the same mistake -- it's not a regexp, it only looks like one. As a
regexp it would be ".*\.p[0-9].*". Compare with his last sentence "Writing
out the *.p0*, *.p1*, etc. ..."

But this is a deficiency in the documentation -- the exact syntax of
svn:ignore patterns should be defined clearly. Similarly for other places
where wildcards are allowed, e.g., in the auto-properties list. This is
particularly important because various different shells allow various
different wildcard syntaxes. (E.g., is {...,...} supported?)


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