Documentation of svn:ignore

David Glasser glasser at
Thu Jul 13 09:13:39 CDT 2006

On 7/13/06, C. Michael Pilato <cmpilato at> wrote:
> I agree we could have been more forthright in this section.  The respected
> metacharacters are basically just those supported by fnmatch(), and that's
> why we toss the word "file patterns" around so much.  It's not that
> Subversion specifically disallows parentheses -- it's that parentheses have
> no special meaning in the fnmatch() system.

Great; I might patch up a sidebar or something if I get a chance.
(It's a shame that even apr_fnmatch itself doesn't really seem to be


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