I wrote this post in 2009, more than 13 years ago. It may be very out of date, partially or totally incorrect. I may even no longer agree with this, or might approach things differently if I wrote this post today. I rarely edit posts after writing them, but if I have there'll be a note at the bottom about what I changed and why. If something in this post is actively harmful or dangerous please get in touch and I'll fix it.
Okay, time to import this code into SVN.
svn import, right? This
should be easy!
svn import https://...../trunk/
Oh crap, that tried to import everything.
Guess I’ll just set svn:ignore.
svn propset . svn:ignore svn propset svn:ignore . svn propedit svn:ignore svn propedit svn:ignore .
Okay. Can’t do that on a non checkout. Fine.
cd .. svn co https://...../trunk/ myproject.svn cd myproject.svn/ mv ../myproject/* .
Right, okay. Add some files now.
svn add . svn add * svn st
D’oh, forgot to ignore again.
svn reset -R . svn revert -R . svn st svn propedit svn:ignore . svn st svn add bootstrap.py buildout.cfg setup.py src/ README svn st svn ci
Crap. I forgot to ingore my
svn rm src/myproject.egg-info/ svn ci -am "Removed accidentally checked-in setuptools cruft." svn ci -m "Removed accidentally checked-in setuptools cruft." svn st
Hm. It’s still there.
svn st svn propedit svn:ignore . svn st svn propedit svn:ignore . svn st
Why. Won’t. You. Ignore. That. Directory!?
svn propedit svn:ignore . svn st ls src/ svn propedit svn:ignore . svn st
Oooooh, I have to ignore it in
svn propedit svn:ignore src/ svn st svn propedit svn:ignore . svn st svn ci -m "Updated svn:ingore"
WTF? Oh. Right.
svn up svn ci -m "Updated svn:ingore" svn st
(The above is taken, unedited except to change the name of the project, from my bash history.)