Documentation of svn:ignore

David Glasser glasser at
Thu Jul 13 05:09:46 CDT 2006

The SVN Book doesn't particularly document the format of the
svn:ignore property, unless I'm missing something.  I ended up
grovelling through the Subversion and APR sources to eventually find
that the respected metacharacters are *?[\, and specifically *not*

Is this lack of documentation intentional, to allow room for later
expansion of svn:ignore (I've heard mumblings about regexps, for
example)? Or is it something you'd appreciate patches for?


David Glasser | glasser at |

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