Subversion svn:ignore propery doesn’t (seem) to work? [FIXED]
Friday, January 25th, 2013
Say you’re trying to set the “ignore” property on something in a subversion checkout like this:
svn propset svn:ignore "foo.pyc" .
Next you do a
It seems it isn’t working. In order to fix this, you must remember to first:
- Remove the file from subversion and commit
svn updateall the checkouts of that repository so that the file is gone everywhere!
- Set the
- Now commit the property change, or
svn statuswill still show it (even in the local checkout)!
svn updateall the checkouts of the repository
host1$ svn rm foo.pyc && svn commit -m "Remove compiled python code" host2$ svn update host1$ svn propset svn:ignore "foo.pyc" . host1$ svn commit -m "Ignore compiled python code" host2$ svn update
If you get conflicts because you didn’t follow these steps exactly:
host2$ svn update C foo.pyc host2$ svn resolve --accept working foo.pyc host2$ svn rm foo.pyc host2$ svn update At revision 123
That should solve it.
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