How to ignore files in Subversion

Eric PughMay 24, 2007

For some reason, adding files and directories to ignore in Subversion is much harder then in CVS.

The syntax, as it you are editing a .cvsignore file is:

svn propedit svn:ignore . –editor-cmd vi

Just add your patterns and then do

svn ci -m ‘adding new svn:ignore patterns’ .




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