Per-directory .cvsignore too aggressive

Szymon M. Rusinkiewicz smr at CS.Princeton.EDU
Thu Mar 25 15:26:24 GMT 2004

I have noticed that the contents of per-directory .cvsignore files apply
outside their subtrees when using --cvs-exclude in rsync 2.6.0.  In the
results below, notice how dir1/.cvsignore is applying to a file in dir2.
There is no ~/.cvsignore, and the CVSIGNORE variable is unset.

% ls -AFR
dir1/  dir2/

.cvsignore  file1

% cat dir1/.cvsignore
% /usr/bin/rsync -avP --cvs-exclude . ../elsewhere
building file list ... 
5 files to consider
created directory ../elsewhere
           6 100%    0.00kB/s    0:00:00

wrote 231 bytes  read 60 bytes  582.00 bytes/sec
total size is 6  speedup is 0.02
% cd ../elsewhere
% ls -AR
dir1/  dir2/

.cvsignore  file1

% rsync --version
rsync  version 2.6.0  protocol version 27
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Capabilities: 64-bit files, socketpairs, hard links, symlinks, batchfiles, 
              IPv6, 64-bit system inums, 64-bit internal inums

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