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Re: .cvsignore file being ignored

From: Jenn Vesperman
Subject: Re: .cvsignore file being ignored
Date: 06 Jun 2003 04:00:49 +1000

On Fri, 2003-06-06 at 01:02, Frederic Brehm wrote:
> 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.

> 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.

Agreed. cvs add -i, or some such. 

Then you can put it in your .cvsrc as a default, so that you always get
the behaviour you want, and the rest of us get the behaviour we expect.

Jenn V.
    "Do you ever wonder if there's a whole section of geek culture 
                you miss out on by being a geek?" - Dancer.
   My book 'Essential CVS': published by O'Reilly in June 2003.

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