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Re: [vox-tech] cvs: directory CVS specified in argument
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Re: [vox-tech] cvs: directory CVS specified in argument



begin Dave Peticolas <dave@krondo.com> 
> On Wed, 2002-09-25 at 01:55, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > ok, i'm not exactly a cvs newbie, but i'm not really proficient at it
> > either...
> > 
> > cvs gives a warning i don't understand:
> > 
> >    p@satan% cvs commit
> >    cvs commit: Examining .
> >    cvs commit: Examining images
> >    cvs commit: warning: directory CVS specified in argument
> >    cvs commit: but CVS uses CVS for its own purposes; skipping CVS directory
> >    cvs commit: Examining other
> >    cvs commit: Examining src.peter
> > 
> > i understand what the warning is saying, but i'm clueless as to why cvs
> > is saying it.  none of the "CVS/" directories have a directory named
> > "CVS".  ie: there are no directories that look like CVS/CVS.
> > 
> > why does cvs think i'm trying to commit "CVS" and how do i get it to not
> > think i'm trying to commit "CVS"?
> 
> That is strange, it's almost as if a CVS directory got added
> to the repository somehow...but that's not supposed to happen.
 
heh.  that's exactly what happened.  i see we have a cvs guru on the
list.   :)

> Take a look at images/CVS/Entries and see if there is a line
> in there that starts with 'D/CVS'. If there is, delete that.
 
cool; thanks for verifying that.  i wasn't sure whether or not there
should be a CVS entry in Entries.  i deleted it and hoped for the best.
:)


btw, i'm sure this is a common problem:

is there a way to get cvs to ignore certain filetypes or perhaps
individual directories?   i'd rather not see stuff like:

p@satan% cvs update
? ddd.log

there's no reason to add a LaTeX log file in the cvs.  OTOH, i'm
collecting a lot of these little "temp file", and these question mark
lines scroll off a console.  i know it's not "broken", but i'm anal
enough that it's disconcerting.

any way to surpress this kind of stuff based on filename?

pete

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