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recursively delete .svn folders from a directory

Terminal - recursively delete .svn folders from a directory
rm -rf `find . -type d -name .svn`
2009-03-25 15:06:51
User: crashrox
Functions: rm
recursively delete .svn folders from a directory


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find . -type d -name .svn -exec rm -rf {} \;

You can also use find's exec argument.

Comment by cdmwebs 395 weeks and 2 days ago

First, http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/1387/backticks-are-evil. Second, take advantage of parallel processing, rather than serial:

find . -type d -name .svn | xargs rm -rf
Comment by atoponce 395 weeks and 2 days ago

alternatively you could use 'svn export' which, I believe, accomplishes the same thing. At least it seems to with TortoiseSVN (Win) and it has the added advantage of not decoupling your working copy from the repository.

Comment by Anonecho 395 weeks and 2 days ago

Alternatively, instead of using find's -exec flag, you could use its -delete flag

find . -type d -name .svn -delete
Comment by goodevilgenius 395 weeks and 1 day ago

@goodevilgenius awesome :-)

Comment by elzapp 395 weeks and 1 day ago

@goodevilgenius: this only works with GNU find.

the -delete parameter is not a POSIX parameter, so this is not portable.

Comment by lme 395 weeks and 1 day ago

Your point of view

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