[issue712] RFE: Include/Exclude (Ignore/Attend)

Jonathan Shapiro mercurial-bugs at selenic.com
Wed Aug 29 02:13:40 CDT 2007

New submission from Jonathan Shapiro <shap at eros-os.com>:

There is a functional limitation in the hgignore mechanism: once an RE is in
place it cannot be refined. Example: there is no straightforward way to express
"ignore *.mumble but not a/**/b/*.mumble.

Turns out this is straightforward to do. A rough, concrete proposal is at

If there is consensus to try it, I might be willing to take a whack at it.

messages: 3931
nosy: shap
priority: feature
status: chatting
title: RFE: Include/Exclude (Ignore/Attend)
topic: matcher

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