My unix shell cvs command ignores directories generated by my build system because I mention those directories in my .cvsignore file and/or the cvsignore file in the cvs root.
The netbeans CVS plugin however doesn't seem to use my .cvsignore file or the CVSROOT/cvsignore file. Because the build system generates hundreds of files in a number of directories, the CVS update window gets completely overwhelmed with 'locally new files' and becomes unusable.
However, not all files that the build system generates are listed, just some with extensions that are unusual but typical to my build system.
Is there a way to give the CVS plugin to ignore additional files?
To follow up, I discovered that netbeans 7.4 automatically generated and overwrites the .cvsignore file in my home directory (or possibly in the directory in which it is launched). This was partly the cause of my problem. I made my .cvsignore file read only to protect it.
Also, previous netbean versions would generate .cvsignore files in all directories of a project. I had forgotten about those and those also were part of the problem.