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permanently ignoring some modified files in a checkout

From: Nick Jennings <nick_at_cmdwebsites.com>
Date: Wed, 03 Sep 2008 18:49:03 +0200

Hello all, this is my first time posting to the subversion list and I
had a quick question that I couldn't find any documentation on (though
perhaps I'm not searching for the right keywords).

Anway, I have a local checkout of a project I'm working on, the code
makes heavy use of symlinks using absolute paths (such as linking to
/<project>/<foo>/<bar>/<file>). On the system /<project> is a symlink to
the master (live) checkout of the project. Basically there is a lot of
linking within the project and in order to be clear about where things
link to, the designer decided to use these absolute paths.

So, I'm developing on the same system, but obviously I want all the
symlinks to point to /<mycheckout>/* . I made a quick shell script to
re-link the files in my checkout and everything works great.

However: when I do an 'svn status' all the symlinks show up as M and of
course I never want to commit these files, (though I might want to
commit the files they link to). Is there any way to in effect ignore all
these symlinks? So when I do an 'svn status' I only see the files that
I've modified during my development?

I know it's kind of a strange request, but I'm trying to avoid setting
up an entire chroot system just for some quick development work.

Thanks for any help, and please keep me CC'd in the reply as I'm not
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Received on 2008-09-03 19:48:00 CEST

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