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I have a folder wherein, the contents of this folder is a "checkedout" from svn, now whenever i do changes, I commit back to the repository..this time, I want to upload all the contents of this folder to the production server, but the problem is, there are .svn stuffs how will i upload the files via filezilla without having to upload including the .svn stuffs coz it eats space

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You should be able to use the 'Directory Listing Filter' options (View > Filename filters). One of the options is SVN and CVS filters, which excludes those files from the listing.

A quick test on some of my files shows that if you drag a folder containing .svn folders to the remote host, the files are transferred, but not the .svn or its contents.

You can find out more about filters at:

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here's a screen shot.. did i check the correct box ? or i need to check other boxes..please let me know which/what to do – sasori Jul 19 '11 at 3:26
That is the right box, and the only one that appears to be needed (you can view the details of what is being done by clicking 'Edit filter rules'). A suggestion: SVN adds the .svn folder to every folder - choose a small folder, perhaps with a couple of levels, and upload it to a test directory - verify that it works for you before starting the 'real thing'. – cyberx86 Jul 19 '11 at 3:35
you mean I'll have to tick the checkbox at the right options(remote) ? based from the screenshot ? ...and not the one on the left side ? – sasori Jul 19 '11 at 3:44
No (I meant 'right' as in 'correct' - the screenshot need no changes) - if I understand your scenario correctly, you are uploading from your local machine to a remote server - you want to upload everything but the .svn folders - apply the filter to the local directories. The remote would apply if you were downloading from the remote server. My suggestion was to do a small test to ensure it worked as it should. – cyberx86 Jul 19 '11 at 4:02
awesome..thanks alot :) – sasori Jul 19 '11 at 4:10

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