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Re: vc-directory ignores .cvsignore?

From: Dan Nicolaescu
Subject: Re: vc-directory ignores .cvsignore?
Date: Wed, 23 Jan 2008 23:09:26 -0800

Sam Steingold <address@hidden> writes:

  > GNU Emacs (i686-pc-linux-gnu, GTK+ Version 2.12.3)
  >  of 2008-01-09 on loiso
  >  '--with-gtk'
  > I have been using PCL-CVS for "multi-file commits" and VC for single
  > file commits until I was forced to use baz and now hg at work.
  > since it appears that cvs is losing ground not to svn but to git/bzr/hg,
  > I decided to give C-x v d (vc-directory) a try.
  > the first thing I discovered was that .cvsignore appears to be ignored:
  > here is the "dired under cvs" buffer:
  > /usr/local/src/clisp/current/.cvsignore lists "build*", i.e., all
  > build-* directories are just that - hard and soft links of sources and
  > compiled files.
  > so, why are they listed here?
  > I understand that this is because the CVS directories are linked over
  > too, but why are these directories descended into?

I didn't check, but this behavior seems consistent with how vc-dired
works.  vc-status might soon replace vc-dired and hopefully won't have
this problem...

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