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Re: How to global-ignore file names with spaces ?

From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2006c_at_ryandesign.com>
Date: 2006-09-05 22:22:41 CEST

On Sep 5, 2006, at 12:06, Timothy Madden wrote:

> How do I include a file name pattern which contains spaces in the
> global-ignore list of patterns. The list is space-separated and I have
> tried single and double quotes and also backslashes.
> I think this piece of information should already be in the book, but I
> could not find it.

This I don't know; have never tried.

> Also I have a project that I am going to put under version control
> that is a web site.
> The problem with it it that I for testing I will have to use the
> public folder under wwwroot. If I may o copy or working copy of it,
> then I can only edit the copy and not test or see the pages.
> So I might turn the public folder into a subversion working copy, or I
> might create my own working copy and somehow copy my changes into the
> public folder every time I want to see my pages.

Arrange it so that your working copies are accessible to the web
server. For example, in the web development company where I worked,
all our working copies were stored undir the public_html directory so
that we could access them in the web browser via http://server/
~username/workingcopy. All our web sites are programmed to still be
able to function regardless of where on disk they're stored. (Shared
directories, such as photo upload directories, are defined as
constants within the web site configuration files.)

We all worked in the same local office building so we usually stored
working copies in our home directories on the central server and
accessed these via Samba to edit the files from our desktops. However
I also occasionally checked out projects on my laptop and used its
web server. You merely then have to make sure to configure the local
machines the same as the server (install web server, scripting
language, database server, etc.) and program the project in a way
that lets you easily switch which machine it runs on.

> If I turn the public folder into a working copy I can hardly have more
> developers working on the site and it is difficult to set my web
> server to ignore all the .svn directories in the folder. My web server
> has no feature to automatically ignore or deny access to all
> directories named .svn, I have to manualy set permissions on every
> folder. :(. Can I tell subversion to keep the .svn directories in some
> other place ?

No, Subversion currently requires the .svn directories.

If you use svk, which is based on Subversion, I believe it does not
use .svn directories. Perhaps this will work better for you.

What web server are you using that doesn't let you disallow access to
files based on a parent directory name? Rules like that would be easy
to write for Apache or lighttpd for example.

> If I create my own working copy of the site I will have to use export
> all the time to place my changes under wwwroot and test the new pages.
> But my public folder (wwwroot) is on a remote machine (in another
> country) and I would like some sort of incremental export.
> I do not want all my versioned files copied and overwritten every time
> I need to export, because this will just take to long. Can I have
> export --force to first check for destination files' date and time and
> copy only files that have changed ?

Ah. Well perhaps you'll want to look into the rsync program then.

> Or is there another way to work on a web site that can only be run and
> tested when served by the public server ?

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