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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
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rgrep: recursive grep without .svn

Only excludes .svn from filenames.

Alternatives

There is 1 alternative - vote for the best!

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

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What others think

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

Comment by chrisdrew 393 weeks and 6 days ago

dupe

Comment by pixelbeat 393 weeks and 6 days ago

Grep can do this by itself:

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

Comment by pkkid 393 weeks and 6 days 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 393 weeks and 6 days ago

I had to change the command to

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

for it to work

Comment by nitehawk 372 weeks and 1 day ago

--exclude-dir='.svn'

Comment by log0 370 weeks and 6 days ago

Your point of view

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