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Exclude a file from SVN version control

svn exclude file from version control
subversion
subversion remove from repository
leave out of source code management
do not use in checkout of revision controlled repository

An actually useful bit of information:

Excluding/ignoring files

You can exclude files (e.g. *.o) from a directory by typing (in this directory):

svn propset svn:ignore *.o

To show the ignored files, type:

svn status --no-ignore

From: http://www5.epfl.ch/swis/page18243-en.html

However, I think you have to delete that file from your repository, or it'll still be checked out? Better safe than sorry, if you're trying to avoid overwriting a local settings file, for instance.

Based on the advice below, I would create templates with the suffix .copyme

That should be obvious enough!

Background from the Subversion FAQ:

http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#ignore-commit

I have a file in my project that every developer must change, but I don't want those local mods to ever be committed. How can I make 'svn commit' ignore the file?

The answer is: don't put that file under version control. Instead, put a template of the file under version control, something like "file.tmpl".

Then, after the initial 'svn checkout', have your users (or your build system) do a normal OS copy of the template to the proper filename, and have users customize the copy. The file is unversioned, so it will never be committed. And if you wish, you can add the file to its parent directory's svn:ignore property, so it doesn't show up as '?' in the 'svn status' command.

svn exclude file from version control
subversion
subversion remove from repository
leave out of source code management
do not use in checkout of revision controlled repository

An actually useful bit of information:

Excluding/ignoring files

You can exclude files (e.g. *.o) from a directory by typing (in this directory):

svn propset svn:ignore *.o

To show the ignored files, type:

svn status --no-ignore

From: http://www5.epfl.ch/swis/page18243-en.html

However, I think you have to delete that file from your repository, or it'll still be checked out? Better safe than sorry, if you're trying to avoid overwriting a local settings file, for instance.

Based on the advice below, I would create templates with the suffix .copyme

That should be obvious enough!

Background from the Subversion FAQ:

http://subversion.tigris.org/faq.html#ignore-commit

I have a file in my project that every developer must change, but I don't want those local mods to ever be committed. How can I make 'svn commit' ignore the file?

The answer is: don't put that file under version control. Instead, put a template of the file under version control, something like "file.tmpl".

Then, after the initial 'svn checkout', have your users (or your build system) do a normal OS copy of the template to the proper filename, and have users customize the copy. The file is unversioned, so it will never be committed. And if you wish, you can add the file to its parent directory's svn:ignore property, so it doesn't show up as '?' in the 'svn status' command.

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svn propset svn:ignore problems

Hmm.

This:

svn propset svn:ignore settings.php

Resulted in this:

svn: Explicit target required ('settings.php' interpreted as prop value)

And this:

svn propset svn:ignore . settings.php

Gave me this:

svn: Cannot set 'svn:ignore' on a file ('settings.php')

Same thing happens even when settings.php is renamed or not there.

propset svn:ignore on a file?

Didn't quite sort this out.

Anyhow, ignore is only to keep it out of your svn status listings. All it does is make the file not show up

Same Problem

I am having the same exact problem :-S
If anyone knows how to correct this, please let me know at bowikaxu@gmail.com

Go to main directory (that

Go to main directory (that has .svn directory) and issue command svn propset svn:ignore "settings.php" config/

That should do it.

Multiple files

How can I add multiple files in it? I can't use the mask set like *.o or similar.
Ex. need to ignore: .cache and .project

Thanks,
K.

Move to the dir in which "o"

Move to the dir in which "o" files are in.
Then

svn propedit svn:ignore .

A text editor opens. Add *.o, exit and commit.

Svn ignore on multiple files

Apparently, adding in a file the filenames and name of folder you want to exclude and then running the following command: 'svn propset svn:ignore -F ignore.txt .'
ignore.txt being the file where you put the path to the files you want to exclude, like:

.cproject
.settings

etc..

Do not forget the '.' in the end otherwise you'll end up getting an error. This dot means that the paths are going to start from the current directory.

source:http://svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.4/svn.advanced.props.special.ignore.html

A.

Try svn propedit

Instead of propset, you can use propedit, which will pull up your favorite text editor and let you use that to set the ignore properties.

user@host:~/workingDirectory$ svn stat

?      configure

?      Makefile.in

I don't want configure or Makefile.in to show up when I svn stat, so I am going to type:

user@host:~/workingDirectory$ svn propedit svn:ignore .

This will edit the ignore property on . (workingDirectory) in vim (with my setup). I simply type this in the editor:

configure
Makefile.in

When I save and close the editor, I've edited the command. I still need to svn ci to push the changes to the repository, but now when I svn stat those files don't show up.

I couldn't figure out how to

I couldn't figure out how to use 'svn propset' either. Instead, this works:

svn delete --keep-local filename

Thanks man! svn del works!

Thanks man! svn del works! propset is stupid!

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