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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 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.


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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