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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.

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