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Re: [vox-tech] CVS problem: .cvsignore is being ignored
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Re: [vox-tech] CVS problem: .cvsignore is being ignored



On Mon, 17 Jan 2005 10:50:06 -0500
p@dirac.org (Peter Jay Salzman) wrote:

> On Sun 16 Jan 05,  3:18 PM, Micah Cowan said:
> > Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
> > 
> > >Hi all,
> > >
> > >I have a file:
> > >
> > >  foo.tex
> > >
> > >in CVS.  I want to modify foo.tex on my local hard drive, but keep
> > >the repository copy "as-is".  In other words, I don't want my
> > >changes to  foo.tex
> > >to be added to the repository version.
> > >
> > >If I place 'foo.tex' into .cvsignore (located in the root of my
> > >checkout directory), and do a general:
> > >
> > >  cvs commit
> > >
> > >isn't foo.tex supposed to be ignored by the "commit" command?  I'm
> > >asking because it's not.   :)   Although 'foo.tex' is in
> > >.cvsignore, whenever I make changes to that file, "cvs commit"
> > >still wants to commit my changes.
> > >
> > >Using strace, I determined that CVS IS reading .cvsignore, and even
> > >reads "foo.tex" from that file.  Yet when I do a "cvs commit", it
> > >still wants to update the repository copy of foo.tex with my local
> > >modified copy.
> > >
> > >Any ideas why?
> > >
> > >Pete
> > 
> > If .cvsignore is only intended to keep files out of the repository
> > that  are not already in it (this sounds possible),
> 
> This makes perfect sense to me.  Unfortunately, I found out it's not
> right.
> 
> .cvsignore honors "update" but does not honor "commit", so it looks
> like we have the worst of all possible worlds.
> 
> Perhaps there's a reason for this that I'm not thinking of, but if
> not, let's hope the subversion people change this behavior.

http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/ch07s02.html explains that in
Subversion, the svn:ignore property (equivalent to CVS' .cvsignore file)
is used by svn add, svn status, and svn import.

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