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Create a zip file ignoring .svn files

Terminal - Create a zip file ignoring .svn files
zip -r foo.zip DIR -x "*/.svn/*"
2009-09-08 14:43:58
User: foob4r
Create a zip file ignoring .svn files


There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
find . -not \( -name .svn -prune \) -type f | xargs zip XXXXX.zip

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What others think

It would be better "svn export URL DIR | xargs zip -r name.zip DIR" ?

Comment by marcello 358 weeks and 5 days ago

The "best practice" here is to export the directory from svn then zip that up, rather than your development working directory (see Marcello's comment).

The reason for this is that your development working directory isn't "clean", it invariably contains config files from your IDE, build files, temp files etc. An export from svn is clean with no environmental taint.

Nonetheless, the command of "exclude [x] from a zip file" is quite useful.

Comment by inanutshellus 357 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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