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Re: svn:ignore

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-05-31 02:54:41 CEST

On May 30, 2005, at 7:24 PM, Eli Barzilay wrote:

>
> I didn't see that in the `add' and `import' references, and also not
> in the `svn:ignore' section -- am I looking in the wrong place?
>

Are we reading the same thing? There's only one place in the book
that documents svn:ignore:

    http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/ch07s02.html#svn-ch-7-sect-2.3.3

>
> What I didn't realize, and couldn't find any docs for, is the fact
> that no matter what you put in svn:ignore, it will not have any bad
> effects on existing versioned files and future versioned stuff. (It
> seems like a good behavior, and it seemed like this is the way svn
> works -- I just couldn't find it documented explicitly.)

Correct, it only affects how subversion treats unversioned things.
But I'm not sure why we'd need to document that it has *no* effect on
versioned things; the very first paragraph in svn:ignore docs says:

    "[...] it works in conjunction with the global-ignores run-time
configuration option [...] to filter unversioned files and
directories out of commands svn status, svn add, and svn import."

...and then goes on to talk only about unversioned things. After
reading this section, were you left with doubts that it somehow
endangered versioned objects?

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