how to cvs ignore files already in cvs?


it seems to me that i can only cvs ignore a file if it has not been added to the repository yet. that means that i cannot choose to ignore files created by others. this seems very strange to me - i thought the whole idea of cvs ignore was to ignore some of the files in cvs. does anybody now a workaround for this problem? creating .cvignore file by myself does not seem to help....

thanks

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I guess, this is not possible. The .cvsignore file always ignored only
files which are not under CVS control. At least, this was my impression.

Tom

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Michal Bazynski wrote:

it seems to me that i can only cvs ignore a file if it has not been added to the repository yet. that means that i cannot choose to ignore files created by others. this seems very strange to me - i thought the whole idea of cvs ignore was to ignore some of the files in cvs. does anybody now a workaround for this problem? creating .cvignore file by myself does not seem to help....


Nope, the whole point of .cvsignore files are to make certain files
invisible to CVS.

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Gordon

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