Re: [Rd] Rbuildignore and mercurial

From: Gabor Grothendieck <>
Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2010 23:06:15 -0400

On Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 10:43 PM, Terry Therneau <> wrote:
>  I've changed to Mercurial for my working copies of survival for a number or resons not relevant to this post.  When I do R CMD check, I get some warnings
> about certain files in the .hg directory with odd names.  I've added the following 2 lines to my .Rbuildignore file without effect
> ^\.hg$
> ^\.hg.*
> I'm not a Perl user so perhaps I'm reading the help page wrong.  Any pointers?
> This doesn't affect Rforge since I don't push any of those files up to there.

.hg files are automatically excluded from the build so if you were to check your built file, i.e. your .tar.gz file, instead then you should not need any .Rbuildignore file in the first place.

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