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From John Maher <>
Subject RE: Strange behavior
Date Tue, 13 Aug 2013 13:22:48 GMT
Thanks David.  For the past week and a half I've been wrestling with this thing.  Searching,
reading, trying, back to searching.  Time to switch gears but I needed to get over this hurdle.
 I'm now on the second repository I have to dispose of (and all the history with it) so I
hope the 3rd time's the charm.

Thanks again

-----Original Message-----
From: David Chapman [] 
Sent: Monday, August 12, 2013 3:49 PM
To: John Maher
Subject: Re: Strange behavior

On 8/12/2013 12:27 PM, John Maher wrote:
> Thanks Bob, that may be exactly what I am looking for.  Something that would affect all
the files without having to issue over 200 commands or build a dummy directory just for importing.
 Although that second suggestion provided by Andrew is definitely better than the first.
> I couldn't find where it discusses the global config in the book, if it does at all.
 And even if it does I doubt it would help because it won't tell me where to find the file.
 Unless there is a command to edit it.  I tried a search and someone says there is a site-wide
config (what I need) and a user config but not where they are.  I am using Windows XP and
an having a difficult time finding this file.
> I can't even find the name of it.  If someone can provide that I could at least search
for it and hope it has some clue inside as how to alter it.

First link from Google (search was "windows xp subversion configuration file location",

C:\Documents and Settings\%USERNAME%\Application Data\Subversion\config

I no longer run on Windows XP, so I don't remember if this is the proper place for the file,
but I have no reason to doubt it.

For Windows 7 it's in:


Which I can confirm.

In the "config" file, I have my global-ignores for Windows set to:

global-ignores = *.obj *.lib *.map *.exe *.bak *.pdb *.ilk *.idb

There might need to be a few more; it's been several years since I have imported existing
code into my Subversion repositories.  But you get the idea.

     David Chapman
     Chapman Consulting -- San Jose, CA
     Software Development Done Right.

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