it is not possible for mercurial to ignore a whole folder within the GUI
the ignore option "toggle ignore" exists for files
the current solution is to edit .hgignore manually, and add the folder
*** Issue 126124 has been marked as a duplicate of this issue. ***
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User: Ondrej Vrabec <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Log: Issue #157729 - hg ignore folder
I'd like to see this issue re-opened. I have a folder with *many* folders under it, most of which are "contributed" modules which I don't want under version control, but also some custom modules which I DO want to version.
From searches of Mercurial forums, the recommended way to accomplish this is to put the top-level folder in the .hgignore file, then ADD the folders/files that I wish to have under version control. I have done that, but Netbeans doesn't reflect the added files. ALL files in that ignored folder appear as unversioned in Netbeans.
For performance reasons ignored folders are not scanned automatically for versioned files. You should restart the IDE after you make this weird setup. Then all files/folders under the ignored folder will appear as ignored.