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

Hi all,

I have a file:


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?


The mathematics of physics has become ever more abstract, rather than more
complicated.  The mind of God appears to be abstract but not complicated.
He also appears to like group theory.  --  Tony Zee's "Fearful Symmetry"

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