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Remove all .svn folders

Terminal - Remove all .svn folders
find . -name .svn -type d -exec rm -rf {} \;
2010-12-15 18:51:08
Functions: find rm
Remove all .svn folders

Removing .svn directories without a pipe


There are 2 alternatives - vote for the best!

Terminal - Alternatives
find . -depth -name .svn -type d -exec rm -fr {} \;
2010-12-16 17:16:23
User: tebeka
Functions: find rm
Tags: find rm

-depth argument will cause find to do a "depth first" tree search, this will eliminate the "No such file or directory" error messages

find . -name .svn -type d -exec rm -rf '{}' +
2010-12-15 19:14:24
User: minnmass
Functions: find rm

With the plus instead of semicolon, find builds the (eg.) rm command like xargs does - invokes as few extra processes as possible.

find . -name .svn -type d |xargs rm -rf
find . -name .svn -print0 | xargs -0 rm -rf
shopt -s globstar; rm -rfv **/.svn

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What others think

Approach provided by PhillipNordwall has 2 problems:

1. shows warning messages.

2. forks new process for every .svn directory

Comment by depesz 258 weeks and 4 days ago

I prefer "find . -name .svn -type d |xargs rm -rf"

Comment by NathanQu 258 weeks and 4 days ago

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