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Question about .cvsignore and deleted files

From: Richard Cobbe
Subject: Question about .cvsignore and deleted files
Date: Thu, 1 Mar 2001 08:39:35 -0600 (CST)

Greetings, all.

I've got a question about .cvsignore and previously-deleted files.  (This
is independent of the other thread discussing possible additions to the
default .cvsignore file.)

In the module I'm working on, there is a file called  This
file used to be in the CVS repository, but since it's generated anew by an
awk script during the build process, I `cvs remove'd it.  However, the fact
that there's a new file with the same name as a previously-deleted file
causes CVS to generate annoying little warnings.  For instance:

[rccpc:~/it7dev/it7V2.02/it7/src/server/umServer]$ cvs -n update
cvs update: Updating .
M It7UmAccum.h
A environment-notes.txt
cvs update: use `cvs add' to create an entry for

I added to the .cvsignore file in this local directory, but
that didn't seem to have any effect.  (Other files in my .cvsignore are, in
fact, ignored, so I did *that* part correctly, at least.)

These warnings aren't really that serious a problem, but I'd sorta like to
get rid of them (if only because I'm a neat-freak).  The only way I can
think of to fix this is to go into the Attic directory in the repository
and blow the corresponding RCS file away.  As I said, this file is
automatically generated each time we build the program, so the loss of
history wouldn't be an issue.  Still, this is a pretty ugly solution---are
there any better options?


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