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Re: Exempt files from version control

From: Ted Stern
Subject: Re: Exempt files from version control
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 14:52:05 -0700
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On 31 Oct 2007 11:35:21 -0700, Jan-Georg Smaus wrote:
> Hi,
> how can I tell cvs to leave a file alone, i.e., to ignore it in
> "cvs update" and "cvs commit" commands? That is to say, I got the file
> from the Repository using "cvs update", I customized the file for my
> purposes, and now I want to keep this personal version of the file. I
> don't want the rest of the world to notice my changes, and I don't
> want my file to be modified anymore by the rest of the world.
> I was thinking that the .cvsignore file would help here, but it seems
> like its job is a different one.
> Can anyone help?
> Best regards,
> Jan Smaus

Why doesn't .cvsignore help?  It just has to be in the same directory
as the file.

Alternatively, you could create the file on a branch and get your
admin to restrict access to that branch to only you, via cvs_acls.

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