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Ignore a directory in SVN, permanently

Terminal - Ignore a directory in SVN, permanently
svn propset svn:ignore "*" tool/templates_c; svn commit -m "Ignoring tool/templates_c"
2009-09-09 19:10:03
User: lawrence
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Ignore a directory in SVN, permanently

This command allow you to ignore certain directories on SVN commands, like SVN STATUS. It is sad see a lot of temporary files from templates_c for each "svn status", no? ;-)

This works only on directories under revision control.

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What others think

yes, this is always nice. Also the propget subcommand will allow you to see what (if anything) you have chosen to ignore. Bear in mind that this ignore property isn't recursive when you set it. You will have to set it on subdirs also for things you need/want to ignore in the subdirs. While not entirely desirable, this gets the job done.

Comment by linuxrawkstar 255 weeks and 2 days ago

Use of "*" does not ignore _a_ directory - it ignores everything that is not under version control in the current directory. Ignoring everything is likely undesirable, since it would hide files that are not generated or are abnormally generated; files that generally not cleaned up by a build.

Comment by arcege 255 weeks and 2 days ago

Sorry, arcege, but I disagree. I try the command, and my "target" directory "./test/dir_test" was ignored by the svn. Do not affect my current directory.

Comment by jackandrews7 255 weeks and 1 day ago

Myself, I just use

svn status -q

Directories can be ignored, but they must not be checked in. You set the svn:ignore patterns on a directory (say it is named "bob") that is already checked in. Then, when svn is doing status on "bob", it will ignore *unversioned* files AND directories inside bob that match any of bob's svn:ignore patterns.

Comment by bwoodacre 255 weeks and 1 day ago

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