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From Bob Archer <>
Subject RE: svn:ignore an existing file
Date Wed, 03 Feb 2010 15:20:02 GMT
> On Wed, Feb 3, 2010 at 5:28 PM, GF <> wrote:
> Hello everyone.
> I've two question about svn:ignore
> 1) I've a file that MUST exist in the repository in its "default"
> version, but i don't want that people to commit any local change to
> it. Is there a way to have this behaviour with svn:ignore?
> I mean that with "svn co ..." that file will be checked out as it is
> in the repository, but any local change to it will not be included of
> any "svn commit ..."
> 2) If the file i wish to ignore starts with a dot (for example
> .myfile) should I use some escaping of the dot in the svn:ignore
> property?
>  GF
> You may try out the pre-commit hook + svnlook changed command.
> These might be help !

The real answer here is don't version that file... version a .template of it. Having a file
in the working copy that is changed but you can't commit is a thorn in the side of using it.
Check out the FAQ.


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