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Re: Ignoring files and directories when checking out

From: Russ Sherk
Subject: Re: Ignoring files and directories when checking out
Date: Tue, 29 Nov 2005 07:36:24 -0500

On 11/29/05, Sanjay Goel <address@hidden> wrote:
I have a few big data files (>100 MB) that I would want to keep on the cvs server. But then every developer will have to checkout that file when they do a root level checkout. Since most of the developers will not need this file, I wanted a way to mask these files, as VSS does support the masking feature. Tagging and removing seems like a workable hack, though not really clean.

Another option is to keep them in a separate module.  Then if someone wants them, they can check out the base module + the data module.  You could even set up an alias in the CVSROOT/modules file.  E.g. myModule_and_data.  Then developers would normally just check out myModule but could use myModule_and_data when they want both.



On 11/29/05, Jim Hyslop < address@hidden> wrote:
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Sanjay Goel wrote:
> Hi all, I am a newbie to this group. I beg your pardon in advance in
> case this question has been asked before (though I couldn't find it
> after searching the archives) Is it possible to mark some files and
> directories as masked/ignored so that when I checkout a parent level
> directory, these files/directories don't check out?

No. Just don't check them in, in the first place ;=)

Well, strictly speaking that's not true. You could tag the files and
then 'cvs rm' them. Any time you do want to get them, you'll have to get
them by tag.

What exactly are you trying to accomplish? Maybe there's another way to
get what you want.

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