• Status Closed
  • Percent Complete
  • Task Type Bugs
  • Category Database
  • Assigned To No-one
  • Operating System Sansa AMSv2
  • Severity Low
  • Priority Very Low
  • Reported Version Daily build (which?)
  • Due in Version Undecided
  • Due Date Undecided
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Attached to Project: Rockbox
Opened by icheyne - 2011-04-07
Last edited by fg - 2011-04-08

FS#12053 - database.ignore files do not stop database scanning directories


In the manual it says that you can use database.ignore files to stop the database scanning certain directories and all the subdirectories beneath.

Unfortunately this does not work, and some files are being scanned into the database.

There are no database.unignore files on my device.

Does it make a difference if the database.ignore file and directory are on a SD card?

Closed by  fg
2011-04-08 11:21
Reason for closing:  Not a Bug
Additional comments about closing:   Warning: Undefined array key "typography" in /home/rockbox/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/parserutils.php on line 371 Warning: Undefined array key "camelcase" in /home/rockbox/flyspray/plugins/dokuwiki/inc/parserutils.php on line 407

user error

Can you suggest a way to reproduce the problem?

It is a shame I cannot change the original bug.

1. Add an empty text file named database.ignore to a directory containing subdirectories containing audio files.
2. Go to the Database menu
3. Press Initialize Now
4. Wait for the database to be regenerated.
5. See if you can find the audio files in the ignored directory and any sub-directories in the database.

fg commented on 2011-04-08 09:17

Did you verify that the tracks you find aren’t somehow from a different copy, such as .trash or similar?


This one was a stupid user error. I had somehow copied the folder I wanted to ignore into another directory on the player.

Major apologies.


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