Oftentimes, with Subversion it’s pretty handy to ignore the status of files in your working copy. Cache files or other auto-generated data files can quickly become a pain to other users of your repository.
If you’re using SASS for example, that creates a lot of cache files in the
.sass-cache folder that can take a long time to checkout and generally make the place look untidy especially when you’re viewing your
Git has the useful
.gitignore file, but you can do the same tricks with Subversion it’s just not quite so obvious.