CVSIGNORE file format description

Many people often share .cvsignore files without providing instructions on how to use them. This can make it difficult for users to determine which program is compatible for editing, converting, or printing .cvsignore files. To address this issue, we have created this page to offer assistance and guidance on handling .cvsignore files. We provide information on compatible software, editing instructions and conversion options to help users effectively interact with .cvsignore files.

Our aim is to simplify the process and promote seamless use of the .cvsignore file format.

1 filename extension(s) found in our database.

.cvsignore - CVS Ignore File

The CVSIGNORE file is a CVS Ignore File. The Concurrent Versions System (CVS) is a client-server free software revision control system in the field of software development. The purpose of a .cvsignore file is to tell CVS which files in the directory containing it are to be ignored by CVS operations such as commit.

Development files
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CVS Ignore File related extensions:
Adobe Authorware Library
SWI-Prolog Source Code
Interspector Object
CA-Clipper Program Source Code
Open Shading Compiled Object
Visual Studio Visual C Resource Data

Naturally, other applications may also use the .cvsignore file extension. Even harmful programs can create .cvsignore files. Be especially cautious with .cvsignore files coming from an unknown source!

Can't open a .cvsignore file?

When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:

Windows can't open this file:


To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.

To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.

Operating systems

At, we strive to provide a seamless user experience by ensuring compatibility with a wide range of operating systems. The following is a comprehensive list of the operating systems currently supported by

Windows XP/Vista, Windows 7/8/10, Windows 11, CentOS, Debian GNU/Linux, Ubuntu Linux, FreeBSD, macOS, Mac OS X, iOS, Android

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