SVN_Ignore_Rails Rake Task
Sensible SVN file removal/ignore from a Rails app
svn_ignore_rails is a simple rails generator that puts a rake task in your app that allows you to remove and ignore files from your rails app that shouldn't be in your repository.
Doesn't delete any files, just removes them from the repository (uses the –keep-local option)
Doesn't delete any directories, but recurses into them, ignoring files if appropriate
Commits along the way so you can revert back to a particular step if necessary
Has command-line options for verbose and simulation
Do a 'rake -T svn' to see what all it does
Run (sudo if necessary): gem install git://github.com/pol-svn_ignore_rails.git
Run (in your rails app): script/generate svn_ignore_rails
All operations should be performed within the the root of the rails app. It is expected that the app is entirely checked into SVN, at the very least, the repository is set. Running 'svn update' from the root of the app should work.
Run a simulation: $ rake svn:setup OPTIONS='simulation'
Run a verbose simulation: $ rake svn:setup OPTIONS='simulation,verbose'
Run just the config/ removals $ rake svn:remove_config
Run the whole set of tasks $ rake svn:setup
See the rake file for more information.