Subversion global-ignores and .egg-info in Python/Plone development

Subversion does a good job by ignoring most of build/temporary/unwanted files by default.

However, there is one exception still existing at least in Subversion 1.6: Python egg folders. All folders whose name ends up with .egg-info should not committed or considered in version controlling actions. folder is generated inside your Python egg source folder when you run / setuptools.

If you are working with Python source code eggs, add the following line to your ~/.subversion/config

global-ignores = *.o *.lo *.la #*# .*.rej *.rej .*~ *~ .#* .DS_Store *.egg-info *.pyc *.pyo .project .pydevproject

Otherwise development tools like Mr. Developer might get confused.

4 thoughts on “Subversion global-ignores and .egg-info in Python/Plone development

  1. Updated line:

    global-ignores = *.o *.lo *.la #*# .*.rej *.rej .*~ *~ .#* .DS_Store *.egg-info *.pyc *.pyo .project .pydevproject build *.so

  2. And update:

    global-ignores = *.o *.lo *.la #*# .*.rej *.rej .*~ *~ .#* .DS_Store *.egg-info *.pyc *.pyo .project .pydevproject build *.so *.mo *.egg

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