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Re: Ignoring everything *but* a list of flies

From: Nuno Nunes
Subject: Re: Ignoring everything *but* a list of flies
Date: Thu, 5 Sep 2002 16:45:30 +0100
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Hi Mike,

On Thu, Sep 05, 2002 at 12:58:23AM -0700, Mike Ayers wrote:
> Nuno Nunes wrote:
> >I was wondering what is the best way to do something that I cannot find 
> >documentation for (maybe I haven't looked deep enough?).
> >I want to have cvs keep track of some files in a directory where I will 
> >have a lot of other files appear.
> >The problem is that of course I only want CVS to consider the files it 
> >keeps track of and I want it to ignore all the rest.
> >This is something similar to what .cvsignore does only not quite: In the 
> >.cvsignore file I can put sh-style patters for files to be ignored but, 
> >since I don't know what kind of files will appear in this directory, I 
> >want to implement a behaviour similar to .cvsignore but where I can say 
> >"ignore everything except files that match these patterns".
> >Is there any (standard) way of doing this?
>       Am I confused?  The last I looked, this was the default behavior for 
> CVS, provided you don't do something like `cvs add *`.  That is, CVS 
> will see those other files, but will ignore them, since they don't 
> exist in the repository.

Of course you're right, this was just stupid of me, I though about it right 
after sending the Email, but by then it was too late (isn't this always the 
Thanks for your answer anyway! :)


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