[darcs-users] darcs patch: cleanup default boring

Tommy Pettersson ptp at lysator.liu.se
Tue Oct 14 21:08:51 UTC 2008


On Tue, Oct 14, 2008 at 02:20:28PM +1100, Trent W. Buck wrote:
> Ben Franksen <benjamin.franksen at bessy.de> writes:
> >   # ???
> >   (^|/)\\.tmp_versions($|/)
> >   (^|/),","\\.prof$","(^|/)\\.DS_Store$
> 
> Regarding the strange "starts with a comma" entry, it seems that only
> David has changed that entry:
> 
>     Sun Nov 14 00:49:20 EST 2004  David Roundy <droundy at abridgegame.org>
>       * add single comma files to default boring.
>         hunk ./RepoPrefs.lhs 116
>         -                  "(^|/),,","\\.class$","\\.prof$",
>         +                  "(^|/),","\\.class$","\\.prof$",
> 
>     Sun Dec  7 02:27:19 EST 2003  David Roundy <droundy at abridgegame.org>
>       * add more regexps to default boring and binaries.
>         hunk ./RepoPrefs.lhs 100
>         +                  "(^|/),,",
>         hunk ./RepoPrefs.lhs 153
>         +                      "zip",
> 
> If David can't remember why it was added, I suggest we just remove it.

I think it's some old Unix convention that file names beginning
with comma are trash files. I have seen several Makefiles with
rm ,* in their clean target. A quick search on google
unfortunately didn't find anything substantial.


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Tommy Pettersson <ptp at lysator.liu.se>


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