Next: , Previous: $CVSEDITOR, Up: Environment Variables


A whitespace-separated list of file names and wildcard patterns that CVS should ignore. (See also the -I option to the import command.)

This variable is appended last to the ignore list during a command. The list is built up in this order: CVSROOT/cvsignore, the .cvsignore file in your home directory, the $CVSIGNORE variable, any -I command option, and finally the contents of .cvsignore files in the working copy used as CVS works in each directory. A ! as the ignore specification at any point nullifies the entire ignore list built up to that point.

Karl Fogel wrote this book. Buy a printed copy via his homepage at

copyright  ©  March 20 2019 sean dreilinger url: