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SVN Ignore Icon Files

Here are three easy steps to ignore the annoying Icon files when using SVN on Mac OS X:

  1. Open up the terminal application and type:

    cd ~/.subversion
    nano config
  2. In that file – find the line which starts with # global-ignores. The “#” comments out the line. Remove the # at the beginning of the line and add Icon* to the end of the line. We use Icon* because, the Icon file actually has a return at the end and we want to make sure we match it.
  3. Save changes

Viola – no more issues with the Icon file!