[cvsnt] bug in handling of global CVS ignore (CVSROOT/cvsignore) ?

Tony Hoyle tmh at nodomain.org
Thu Dec 5 09:47:18 GMT 2002

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Hans Horn wrote:

> I was under the impression that front ends have no access to what's under
> But then, I also have no clue about the internal workings of CVS as far as
> "ignored files" are concerned.
> To that end, I'd say that the CVS doc I've quoted in my initial posting is
> rather misleading.
> I kind-of understood, that CVS maintains an "ignored" list, that it shares
> with its clients.
They don't, but they can see into the sandbox, and often have their own list 
of ignored files.

Under CVS the server does all the work, and the client (cvs.exe) just feeds 
files to it.  GUI clients were a later inovation that the documentation 
doesn't really address.


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