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find a word in multiple files avoiding svn

Terminal - find a word in multiple files avoiding svn
grep -r 'keyword keyword2' your/path/ | grep -v svn
2009-07-08 20:48:11
User: anis
Functions: grep
-2
find a word in multiple files avoiding svn

this command searches for a keyword or an expression in a path and avoids versionned files

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The find one posted earlier would work better.

The first thing you're doing is searching everything in your path with grep. Including .svn. Then saying ignore everything with svn in the output. Which could ignore documentation on how to use the Subversion, if your search term was on the same line as svn.

The one using find, ignores all the .svn files right off the bat, so the system doesn't have to waste time even going through them.

Comment by rattis 320 weeks and 2 days ago

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