[cvsnt] cvs ignoring .dll files

Chuck Kirschman Chuck.Kirschman at Nosp_am.bentley.com
Thu Aug 3 22:13:47 BST 2006

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David is again correct; we just switched to cvsNT last year, and it took 
me 6 months or so to realize this wasn't working, and another 6 months 
to finally ask about it.  I need to find DLL's, PDB's, etc that get 
written to the source tree and fix them, and CVS is one of the best 
tools for handling this because I'm using it anyway to see which files I 
have modified.  The .cvsrc solution works great.

I see why Tony did it, though I have a very low opinion of Microsoft's 
policy of putting output in the source tree.  That is just one of those 
disasters waiting to occur.  It's fine for small projects, but once you 
cross a line it becomes an intractable mess.  But it's all rolled into 
the greater stupidity of Microsoft "solutions" and "projects."  The good 
news is that the msbuild stuff looks like it fixes a lot of the issues, 
though in VC8 that's only for VB and C# so far.

Thanks again

David Somers wrote:
> Gerhard Fiedler wrote:
>>Is it possible that someone added those extensions to the cvsignore file
>>at the server?
> The cvsnt server has a hardcoded internal list of files that it will ignore: 
> dll was added in 2.0.12 and exe since 2.0.9 (so their exclusion shouldn't
> come as too much of a surprise after 3 years or so).
> FWIW, the list is :
> char *ign_default = ". .. core RCSLOG tags TAGS RCS SCCS .make.state "
> ".nse_depinfo #* .#* cvslog.* ,* CVS CVS.adm .del-* "
> "*.a *.olb *.o *.obj *.so *.Z *~ *.old *.elc *.ln "
> "*.bak *.BAK *.orig *.rej *.exe *.dll *.pdb *.lib "
> "*.ncb *.ilk *.exp *.suo .DS_Store _$* *$ *.lo "
> "*.pch *.idb *.class ~*";
> Hmmm... Tony, shouldn't a.out and *.tmp/*.TMP be in there too?

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