Archive for the ‘Doc Links’ Category

Scripting Links

Monday, 5 October 2009

Really good on-line documentation on programming in shell scripting languages seems to be a rarity. On bash, I have found the following invaluable:

If you really have to do something in MS DOS, then the following is very helpful:


Favourite Links and References for Mathematics

Tuesday, 2 June 2009

Here is my list of what I believe to be the most important or useful links and references for mathematics.


Some Useful SVN Links

Wednesday, 22 April 2009

Here are some SVN-related links:


SVN Ignore Property Documentation

Monday, 20 April 2009

When setting ignore properties in subversion, the directory’s own svn:ignore property should really only be used for directory-specific files. An example of this type of file is a machine-specific file for which a template is provided (see my post on template files). Another example is a ‘C’ or C++ file generated by the build, perhaps as part of a parser; in this case the generated file does not constitute source and therefore should not be source controlled. On the other hand, that filename should not be added as a global ignore as such a filename could exist elsewhere in the source tree as genuine source.

Filenames that should always be ignored, such as object files and build target directories should be specified globally, and not per directory.

On the subject of ignores the following documentation is helpful:

  • Subversion:
  • TortoiseSVN:
    • <General Settings> — about the Global ignore pattern and/or the “Edit” button on the General Settings dialog

There’s also some useful material on the SVN users’ mailing list, e.g.: