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Re: cvs import forgets files

From: Derek Price
Subject: Re: cvs import forgets files
Date: Fri, 05 Aug 2005 13:49:29 -0400
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Lars Brueckner wrote:

>I wonder what was the reason to implement -I !
>with this strange semantic in the first place.

I wasn't around when the decision was made, but the ! clears the ignore
list whenever it appears, with a specified order for filling the list:
defaults, $CVSROOT/CVSROOT/cvsignore, ~/.cvsignore, -I argument, per-dir
.cvsignore files.

Some argument might be made that -I should override per-directory
settings, but this is the way things have worked for a long time, so a
new option would probably be needed (or a new way of formatting
arguments to -I) to change it and maintain backwards compatibility.



Derek R. Price
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