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RE: Unlearning default CVS ignore pattern

From: Bulgrien, Kevin
Subject: RE: Unlearning default CVS ignore pattern
Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2011 08:04:08 -0600

>  At e.g.
>  we see that CVS has a default set of patters for ignoring files;

<snip />

>  I have a project, where I need CVS to also consider .so-files.
>  How is it possible to unlearn/change the default ignore patterns?
>  Either in the distribution side or in user land...

See "The administrative files".

>From the link you reference above, please note the bullet list which
attempts to answer the question with regard to adding patterns to
ignore.  This one in particular mentions it works to modify behavior
for the entire repository:

"The per-repository list in '$CVSROOT/CVSROOT/cvsignore' is appended
to the list, if that file exists."

If you checkout the CVSROOT, there is a cvsignore file there that
controls repository-wide ignore policy.  Add a line with *.so into

Kevin R. Bulgrien
Design and Development Engineer

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