Why is there a .cvsignore file with contents of:
targetand I have a target directory and it is NOT being ignored. (Eclipse keeps wanting to check it in when I commit.)
Solution: Look around for other .cvsignore files. CVS update your code. Maybe there is a cvsignore file you don't know about. Anyway there was a .cvsignore inside the target directory and that cvsignore file was checked into CVS. Therefore the outer cvsignore file which was trying to ignore target CANNOT!
So I deleted the outer cvsignore file and committed. I seem to remember that there were some resources in the target folder that DID want to be in CVS. Maybe?
Looking at some git projects I am also a team member on, the .gitignore file always seems to be at the root of the project. Kinda nice. Put it all in one place.