Have you ever had those pesky little files constantly telling you they’ve been modified? …you couldn’t care less about “commiting” them into the subversion repository every time, right? — log files, session data, temporary caches are all great examples of things that should probably be ignored and forgotten.
Ignoring locally modified files in subversion is quite easy, once you get the hang of it.
I struggled a bit with the example from the SVN book. Mainly because I was unsure where to actually set my property.