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Re: ignored 'core' directory (was: A newbie question.)

From: Spiro Trikaliotis
Subject: Re: ignored 'core' directory (was: A newbie question.)
Date: Mon, 10 May 2004 19:20:45 +0200
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Hello Jim,

* On Mon, May 10, 2004 at 09:43:09AM -0400 Jim.Hyslop wrote:
> Spiro Trikaliotis wrote:
> > To the maintainer(s) of the manual: Wouldn't it be good to add a
> > hint to
> > 
> >
> > 
> > as this really seems to be a FAQ, and it is not easily found if
> > someone does not read the *entire* Cederqvist.

> I wonder if this could be solved by modifying the behaviour of .cvsignore -
> if we could tell CVS to ignore *files* named 'core' but not *directories*
> named 'core', then the problem would go away altogether.

I don't think this is enough. There are circumstances where one wants to
import files named core, or files named .old, .bak or the like.

The best thing is to document it in a way the user can find it easily -
that's why I want this link added to the documentation - and let the
user decide for himself what to do.

OTOH, I can't think of an occasion where it would make sense to ignore
files on import. That is, if we want to change the behaviour, why not
have a -I ! as default argument for ignore?

Best regards,

Spiro R. Trikaliotis         I'm subscribed to the mailing lists I'm posting,  so please refrain from Cc:ing me. Thank you.

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