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Re: Re: Request/Proposal for Folder Cloaking -- Second Attempt

From: Mark Phippard <markphip_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2006-11-18 23:08:20 CET

On 11/18/06, Jonathan Wallace <jonathan.wallace@gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm looking to see if there is a built in feature in subversion 1.4 that is
> similar to the link posted by Mark (though I note the proposal explicitly
> states 'svn status' has yet to be investigated).
> The feature that I seek allows one to mark a set of versioned files so that
> they are ignored when committing, updating and statusing. The idea being
> that individual developers on different machines need to configure the files
> differently due to their respective environments but the build version of
> the files needs to be kept a certain way for the ultimate deployment.
> I keep getting drawn to svn propset svn:ignore but it doesn't seem to work
> in my tests though I may be doing something wrong. Can anyone please point
> me in proper direction if there is something that I've missed in the
> subversion book?

There is no feature like that in Subversion.

The recommendations I have seen are to create a template file that
your developers copy and customize and that your build/deploy just
copies. Then the template file is versioned, and the "real" file is
not versioned (and added to svn:ignore so that it does not become

It does not work for every scenario, but it can work.


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Received on Sat Nov 18 23:09:36 2006

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