#2906 closed enhancement (duplicate)

magic-folders should understand a .magic-folder-ignore file

Reported by: meejah Owned by: daira
Priority: normal Milestone: undecided
Component: code-frontend-magic-folder Version: 1.12.1
Keywords: Cc:
Launchpad Bug:


There are often files you *don't* want to be synced in a particular folder, like emacs backup files.

Change History (5)

comment:1 Changed at 2018-03-16T22:42:54Z by meejah

  • Type changed from defect to enhancement

comment:2 Changed at 2018-03-21T16:56:36Z by meejah

Further discussion:

  • it was suggested that this could be a ".magic_folder/ignore" sort of thing (i.e. a directory) but then also we already have a .yaml file holding all magic-folders' config
  • is ".magicfolderignore" pattern common (or used at all) on OS X or Windows?

To me, it makes sense to sync this file. exarkun also noted that maybe the concept of "global" config makes sense. This points more towards "keep the information in a file IN the magic-folder" instead of "in the YAML file".

Cypher pointed out there other use-cases he'd like, for example putting avatars for other participants in here (to display in a GUI for example).

comment:3 Changed at 2018-03-21T16:57:34Z by meejah

Ignore "where should the data be stored", it probably makes sense to have commands to manipulate it?

tahoe magic-folder add-ignore '*~'

tahoe magic-folder remove-ignore '*~'

comment:4 Changed at 2018-04-04T23:08:26Z by cypher

Related/previous ticket: #2883

comment:5 Changed at 2020-01-21T20:30:57Z by exarkun

  • Resolution set to duplicate
  • Status changed from new to closed

Duplicate of ticket:2883

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