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Re: Ignore patterns should not be case sensitive (usability)

From: Karl Heinz Marbaise <khmarbaise_at_gmx.de>
Date: Sat, 22 Mar 2008 19:32:26 +0100

Hi John,

> However, making *Ignore patterns* case-sensitive is I think
> counterintuitive for this particular feature. The typical use case
> for Ignore is to ignore all files of a certain type, most of which
> will be encountered at some point in the future and don't exist yet.
> Can anyone think of a use case where a user or group of users would
> intentionally want to ignore .TXT files but not .txt or .Txt files?

I think you are talking about the global-ignores in the config file?

> Imagine trying to cover all the bases. You'd have to add:
> .TXT
> .TXt
> .TxT
> .tXT
> .Txt
> .tXt
> .txT
> .txt

There you can use things like this:

global-ignores = *.[tT][xX][tT]

If you mean the svn:ignore property you can use the same thing there...

They are descibed as globs in the documentation.

Kind regards
Karl Heinz Marbaise

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