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From "Dennis Lundberg (JIRA)" <j...@apache.org>
Subject [jira] [Reopened] (RAT-157) Use the *ignore file for the SCM to determine excludes
Date Tue, 04 Nov 2014 22:10:35 GMT

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Dennis Lundberg reopened RAT-157:
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> Use the *ignore file for the SCM to determine excludes
> ------------------------------------------------------
>
>                 Key: RAT-157
>                 URL: https://issues.apache.org/jira/browse/RAT-157
>             Project: Apache Rat
>          Issue Type: New Feature
>            Reporter: lucas theisen
>            Priority: Minor
>
> As I understand it, RAT is used to ensure the LICENSE text is in all source files.  Anything
ignored by SCM is not technically a source file.  These other files are usually specific to
the developer environment.  And the developer will already be adding such files to their own
`SCMignore`.  Perhaps a pluggable ingore mechanism that could have an implementation per SCM
and would know how to parse that ignore and translate filter out all the files it specifies.
 Perhaps this could be an option to the the rat config `useGitIgnore` or something.  What
do you think?



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