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Re: [Monotone-devel] Re: .mt-ignore and .cvsignore files

From: Alvaro Herrera
Subject: Re: [Monotone-devel] Re: .mt-ignore and .cvsignore files
Date: Thu, 12 May 2005 19:55:31 -0400
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On Thu, May 12, 2005 at 04:08:27PM -0700, David Brown wrote:
> On Thu, 12 May 2005 13:17:56 -0700, Richard Levitte - VMS Whacker  
> <address@hidden> wrote:
> >In message <address@hidden> on Wed, 11 May  
> >2005 18:34:44 -0700, Nathaniel Smith <address@hidden> said:
> >
> >njs> On that point, though -- would it make sense to people that, if
> >njs> ignore_file returned 'true' when given a directory, that
> >njs> everything inside that directory should therefore be ignored?
> >
> >I think it makes sense.
> I encountered this as a problem with 'arch', though, because their default  
> ignore list has 'core' as a file to ignore.  It also ignores the entire  
> net/core directory when importing the linux kernel.

Maybe it's workable to require a / to be appended to directories meant
to be excluded, or whatever the path separator is on the platform.

Alvaro Herrera (<alvherre[a]>)
Bob [Floyd] used to say that he was planning to get a Ph.D. by the "green
stamp method," namely by saving envelopes addressed to him as 'Dr. Floyd'.
After collecting 500 such letters, he mused, a university somewhere in
Arizona would probably grant him a degree.              (Don Knuth)

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