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Re: svn:ignore

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-31 02:15:52 CEST

On May 30, 2005, at 6:42 PM, Eli Barzilay wrote:

> The book says that "certain Subversion operations will ignore"
> patterns on svn:ignore properties.

The book says exactly which commands it affects: status, add, import.

> After trying it out, it seems like
> svn:ignore is only used to avoid "?" output in "svn status" and
> nothing else is being affected.

That's the main use, yes.

> So if there is a directory with
> everything ignored, the only thing that will happen is that there are
> no "?" in the output.
>
> Is this correct?

Correct.

> If so, is it documented somewhere?
>

Is what documented? I don't understand. You can tell subversion to
ignore an entire unversioned directory as well, if that's what you're
asking. Just list the directory itself in its parent's svn:ignore
property.

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