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rgrep: recursive grep without .svn

Terminal - rgrep: recursive grep without .svn
alias rgrep="find . \( ! -name .svn -o -prune \) -type f -print0 | xargs -0 grep"
2009-02-05 11:23:23
User: nf
Functions: alias
rgrep: recursive grep without .svn

Only excludes .svn from filenames.


There are 9 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
grep query -r . --exclude-dir=.svn

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is this much different to this? http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/59/search-through-files-ignoring-.svn

Comment by chrisdrew 390 weeks ago


Comment by pixelbeat 390 weeks ago

Grep can do this by itself:

>> grep -r --exclude=*.svn search_query *

Comment by pkkid 390 weeks ago

Yes, it is similar to the above, although this is more correct because it only excludes files inside ".svn" directories, not just any file with ".svn" in the name. It also only uses one grep, where the other one needlessly uses grep twice.

"Grep can do this by itself:

>> grep -r --exclude=*.svn search_query"

Wrong - try it.

IMO (of course) this is the better one. But ultimately it's up to personal preference. I hope, for the reasons above, you will reconsider down-voting this entry.

Comment by nf 390 weeks ago

I had to change the command to

>>find . \( ! -name .svn -o -prune \) | xargs grep

for it to work

Comment by nitehawk 368 weeks and 2 days ago


Comment by log0 367 weeks ago

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