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From Mark Phippard <>
Subject Re: global ignores
Date Mon, 08 Sep 2014 17:18:02 GMT
Please keep users@ involved.

On Mon, Sep 8, 2014 at 1:07 PM, John Maher <> wrote:

>  Thanks Mark.  Could you be a little more specific?  Like look at what
> and where.  I’ve been looking at all kinds of stuff and reading many, many
> posts but nothing is clear.

I do not have any specific suggestion, just that if you see a ? then that
means the file should be ignorable if the settings are right.

> For example, what is a comment in the config file.  Many places it talks
> about comments but nowhere does it explain what a comment is.  I see lines
> starting with # and lines starting with ###.  Are all of those comments or
> just the ###?  It is clear that the lines with ### are comments but is
> subversion reading the lines with # or are they comments also?

Any line that starts with # is a comment.

On Windows, open the Run dialog and enter %APPDATA%\Subversion and press
ENTER.  Then edit the file named "config" with a text editor.  The default
value for this option is:

### Set global-ignores to a set of whitespace-delimited globs
### which Subversion will ignore in its 'status' output, and
### while importing or adding files and directories.
global-ignores = *.o *.lo *.la #*# .*.rej *.rej .*~ *~ .#* .DS_Store

Make sure your text editor does not change the filename or save it with a
file extension added.  If you are using TortoiseSVN, I recall their
Settings dialog also provides access to this.


Mark Phippard

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