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Re: ignoring a directory named spool

From: Steve Williams <stevewilliams_at_kromestudios.com>
Date: 2006-03-06 01:09:40 CET

Phil Dyer wrote:

>I have source tree that has a directory in it named "spool". I'd like to
> ignore this directory using global-ignores or svn:ignore, but I'm not
>having any luck.
>
>The spool directory in the tree makes it hard to ignore file patterns,
>so global-ignores seems to be out. It contains a lot of files with
>timestamp suffixes and such. And when I try:
>
>svn propset svn:ignore spool
>
>I get
>
>svn: Explicit target required ('spool' interpreted as prop value)
>
>clue bat, please.
>
>

The biggest clue-bat is to try "svn help propset". This will tell you,
along with the above error message, that you omitted to provide a value
for the property, so it is taking "spool" to the property value, and
therefore there is no path provided.

Try this
svn propset svn:ignore "yes" spool

-- 
Sly
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