[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: .cvsignore file being ignored

From: Frederic Brehm
Subject: Re: .cvsignore file being ignored
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 11:02:24 -0400

At 10:08 AM 6/5/2003, Larry Jones wrote:
There's nothing I hate more than software that thinks it
knows more than I do and refuses to let me do what I want to do.

The principal of least surprises should be Commandment #1 of the Software Engineers Ten Commandments (requirements for the other nine are still being collected :-)

I agree that "cvs add" does just what it should do, but I can understand the desire for a "cvs add-with-ignore" command.

It wouldn't be too hard to write a shell script "cvs-my-add" that trimmed the list of files on the command line based on the contents of ./.cvsignore and called "cvs add".

In order to get the build-in list and the $(CVSROOT)/CVSROOT/cvsignore list, you would have to do ugly things in a shell script, or build a new command into cvs. The current list of CVS maintainers does not seem to have the inclination to do this.

Hey, it's Open Source. If you want it bad enough, you can add it. If you make it a separate command (or possibly enabled with a special option to add), then there's a chance it might be accepted by the current maintainers for the next release. I think that there's some file named "Hacking" or something like that which has requirements for getting something into cvs.


Frederic W. Brehm, Sarnoff Corporation,

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]