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Re: Ignoring previously revisioned files

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-08-11 15:26:34 CEST

On Aug 11, 2005, at 8:02 AM, Tillman, Scott wrote:

> Iíve been looking for a while and havenít found any reference to
> this. I have some files that were at one time manually edited, but
> I now generate these files during our build process. Without
> loosing the revision history in subversion is it possible to
> svn:ignore these, now generated, files? Iíve tried adding them
> individually and with a wildcard into the svn:ignore property but
> they still come up as deleted (non-revisioned files are being
> ignored, so Iím doing that correctly). Is there a way to do this?
>
>
>
> This seems like a common enough need that I would expect there to
> be a way to handle it. Am I just missing it? Thanks for any
> suggestions.

Sure, just 'svn rm' the files and commit. In other words, remove
them from version control. Once they're not under version control,
svn:ignore will be able to ignore them. And don't worry, it's
impossible to lose their history. They'll always still exist in
older revisions.

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