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Re: .cvsignore file being ignored

From: Greg A. Woods
Subject: Re: .cvsignore file being ignored
Date: Thu, 5 Jun 2003 18:33:11 -0400 (EDT)

[ On Thursday, June 5, 2003 at 14:00:12 (-0700), Kaz Kylheku wrote: ]
> Subject: Re: .cvsignore file being ignored
> I think that .cvsblock is silly; the tiny semantics difference between
> that and .cvsignore is not worth it. The cvs add command should ignore
> things that match .cvsignore, period.

Because it was decided long ago that "cvs add" would be how all files
would be tagged for adding to the repository, including those that would
otherwise be ignored by default.

> Those who disagree: what part of
> ``cvs'' and ``ignore'' isn't clear?

What part of "Do What I Say!" don't you understand?  CVS just does
exactly, and only, what you're telling it to do when you give it a file
or a list of files on the command line.  Why should users have to jump
through extra hoops just to cause CVS to do what they're trying to tell
it to do in the first place?

If you don't want to add a file then do not include its name on the "cvs
add" command line!!!!!

This basic UI decision is part of history now.  Like it or lump it.

                                                                Greg A. Woods

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