[tex-live] howto partial svn update?

Norbert Preining preining at logic.at
Wed Jan 24 18:29:56 CET 2007

On Mit, 24 Jan 2007, Karl Berry wrote:
>     svn propset svn:ignore foobar PATH ...
> As long as you don't commit the property changes (which seems like it
> would be very easy to do by accident).  Then the dirs would start
> getting ignored for everyone else, too.  As far as I know.

You are right, this is really dangerous. Sorry for suggesting this!!

I believe (I never tried it) that it would work to add stuff to the
.subversion configuration file under
see svn-book, Chapter 7. Advanced Topics:

When running the svn status command, Subversion lists unversioned files
and directories along with the ver-
sioned ones, annotating them with a ? character (see the section called
"svn status"). Sometimes, it can be an-
noying to see uninteresting, unversioned items--for example, object
files that result from a program's compila-
tion--in this display. The global-ignores option is a list of
whitespace-delimited globs which describe the
names of files and directories that Subversion should not display unless
they are versioned. The default value is
*.o *.lo *.la #*# .*.rej *.rej .*~ *~ .#* .DS_Store.

Maybe this could help?

Best wishes


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