Prevent accidental commit of a versioned and localy changed file

Sabin Iacob iacobs at
Mon Jul 7 10:13:57 BST 2008

Marius Gedminas wrote:
> On Fri, Jul 04, 2008 at 07:26:57PM +0300, Panagiotis Papadakos wrote:
>> Lets say that I have a file on my local branch,
>> which is under version control. I need to make
>> some changes to this file so that the code of the branch
>> can work using my personal options (lets say
>> this is a config file). And I don't want to accidentally
>> commit the changes I have made to the central branch.
>> Is there any way I can somehow 'lock' the file?
> I've been missing this sort of thing in Subversion.  It would be nice if
> Bazaar had a way to mark files "uncommittable".

I seem to remember something like this in tla (Gnu Arch): there was a 
kind of files called "precious" which were copied if a new branch was 
created, but weren't taken into account when committing (tla didn't 
recognise them as source files).

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