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Re: "svn add * --force" and global-ignores / svn:ignore property

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Date: 2006-01-03 16:24:16 CET

Ryan Schmidt wrote, On 03/01/06 06:52:

> No, svn isn't what's ignoring items beginning with "."; rather, it's
> your shell. Your shell expands "*" into "all items whose names do not
> begin with '.'" and sends that expanded list of files to svn, exactly
> as if you had typed them yourself. Subversion never sees that you
> typed "*".

Ok... Ok... my shell... not svn... ;-)

> Try "ls -ld .*" and you'll see that your shell expands ".*" into a
> list that also includes "." and "..". Adding "." means adding all of
> the current directory, and adding ".." means adding the parent
> directory, which as you see Subversion doesn't support.

Again... my shell... not svn... ;-)

> I was going to say that you might be able to use "find" instead of
> shell expansion, except that I can't figure out how to make find work
> non-recursively


$ find . -maxdepth 1

> Maybe if you can generate the proper listing of files using ls you
> can send it to svn's argument list using xargs. Something like "ls
> -A" would give you all files, including dot files, but excluding "."
> and "..", but you can't feed that directly to svn with xargs because
> it's not escaped properly. (Filenames containing spaces or other
> special chars would break it.)
> Why are we doing all this again? Oh right, you said something about
> using Subversion as a backup solution. I'm not sure if this is really
> the best way to go about that. Have you considered something like
> FSVS instead? It's designed with backups in mind.
> http://fsvs.tigris.org/

Gunter message about opaque directories / FSVS
has caught my attention! It's next on my "To explore list"!

Thank you very much Ryan. Your help and explanations are very appreciated!


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