In a .cvsignore file, an excalmation point (!) on a line by itself is used to
clear the exclusion list, including builtins. rsync has done this in the
past, but changed at some point ... I didn't trace the CVS logs for the change.
In excludes.c, ! is getting flagged off with the other meta-characters when in
this case, allowing it would follow the (useful) CVS semantics.
Created attachment 702 [details]
Re-enable "!"s in .cvsignore files
I had thought that the bang token was an rsync-ism, but I apparently missed
that it was also the only valid special-token in a .cvsignore file. This patch
restores its list-clearing behavior in a .cvsignore file.
I've checked-in the fix to CVS.