julianfoad at btopenworld.com
Wed Apr 26 11:13:01 CDT 2006
Steve Kunkee wrote:
> I have been having a problem with getting global-ignores to work, and
> thanks to Mathias Weinert I have an explanation. I want to suggest a
> change. The document (
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn-book.html), chapter 7,
> Configuration Options, Config, global-ignores, says that svn add and svn
> import also look at global-ignores.But they only do so when a whole
> directory is added or imported. Even with a global-ignores in place, the
> user can still add ignored files by specifying them explicitly to the
> svn add command.
Yes, it was a bit misleading by not mentioning that. I've applied the patch
below in r2130. Thank you very much for pointing out this deficiency.
--- en/book/ch07.xml (revision 2129)
+++ en/book/ch07.xml (revision 2130)
@@ -587,11 +587,13 @@
<para>As well as <command>svn status</command>, the
<command>svn add</command> and <command>svn import</command>
- commands also ignore files that match the list.
- You can override this option for a single instance
- of any of these commands by using
- the <option>--no-ignore</option> command-line flag.
- For information on more fine-grained control of
+ commands also ignore files that match the list
+ when they are scanning a directory. You can override this
+ behaviour for a single instance of any of these commands
+ by explicitly specifying the file name, or by using
+ the <option>--no-ignore</option> command-line flag.</para>
+ <para>For information on more fine-grained control of
ignored items, see <xref
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