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Re: [Cfengine] RCSs and CFEngine

From: Brendan Strejcek
Subject: Re: [Cfengine] RCSs and CFEngine
Date: Thu, 19 Jan 2006 10:10:06 -0600
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Nielsen, Steve wrote:

> Neither.  It stands on its own:
> ignore:
>   any::
>     .svn
> This will cause any cfengine statement that deals with files to ignore
> .svn directories (and their contents).


I think this is dangerous, particularly if you have more than one admin
involved in your cfengine policy. Once your collection of input files
grows past a certain size, these global declarations almost always start
to interact with your configuration in unforeseen ways. I would recommend
using ignore=.svn in the copy statement. It is easier to read, and will
be safer in the long term.



Senior System Administrator
The University of Chicago
Department of Computer Science

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