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swa ignore file syntax

Todd McDaniel_1
Honored Contributor

swa ignore file syntax

I have never used this file before, and I am not comfortable with what it is asking for as the bundle and revision.

I get that it needs the QPK in the front but what exactly goes in the and ?


Please tell me if this is the correct syntax.

Also, for normal patches, i didnt really see a clear example how to exclude a single patch. as follows what is the first bit that I need for the following?


Maybe Im just not reading the file correctly or its been a long week..

Unix, the other white meat.
Todd McDaniel_1
Honored Contributor

Re: swa ignore file syntax

sorry i didnt put in what i thought the QPK should be...


I dont know what i need for the single patch.
Unix, the other white meat.

Re: swa ignore file syntax

From the comments within the ignore file, it appears that the syntax would be:


The patches can be excluded on a case by case basis, but you must specify the criteria.

e.g. a patch excluded containing a critical fix:


Take a second look at the ignore file remarks. It took me a couple attempts to master the syntax myself, but it didn't take long.

Good luck!

Todd McDaniel_1
Honored Contributor

Re: swa ignore file syntax

Somehow my ignore file is getting ignored! It still selects all 1500 filesets to install... even though I have explicitly excluded it.

I posted my edit in the ignore file as per your suggestion for the QPK, however it didnt exclude it. So i changed the name of the bundle to this:


That also failed. I wonder, do I need the ".depot" on the end"???

here are also the contents of my SWA file.

Unix, the other white meat.
Bob E Campbell
Honored Contributor

Re: swa ignore file syntax

The ignore file was intended to ignore part of an analyzer. If you really do not want QPK results then select only the analyzers you want:

# swa report -a SEC -a PCW

The second tip is to take a look at the detail report. It is at the tail end of the HTML report or could be generated for the previous run using:

# swa step report -r detail

The detail report will list the reason for every patch selected for the action (default) report and also list the Issue ID that is used with the ignore file.