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RE: Ignoring previously revisioned files

From: Tillman, Scott <Scott.Tillman_at_bowebellhowell.com>
Date: 2005-08-11 15:49:02 CEST

> > I've been looking for a while and haven't 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? I've 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 I'm 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.

Well, that tells svn that the files are no longer being revisioned, but
forever more when I do an svn status it will complain that the files
have been deleted (implying that they should be removed). Everything
seems to work, but its an annoyance that I'd like to get rid of. I
guess I just don't see why the behavior is different between a file that
was never under version control, and a file that was, but is no longer
under version control.


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