Subversion Global Ignores

I do most of my web development with Eclipse and I really don’t like adding the “project” files into my subversion repository.  Since the files are always the same name I was going to add them to the Global Ignore configuration sheet. It took some hunting around my system to find it – should really start thinking linux when I go searching for this crap….

Anyway all you need to do is open your Terminal and edit the following file

The fastest why to find the line you need to edit is to do a search for global-ignores, you should stumble across a line the looks similar to this
global-ignores = *.o *.lo *.la *.al .libs *.so *.so.[0-9]* *.a *.pyc *.pyo *.rej *~ #*# .#* .*.swp .DS_Store

Uncomment the line by removing the # and add your additional exclusions, I appended the following to the end of the line (.project .settings settings.xml) . Save the file and you are all set.

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