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Search through files, ignoring .svn

Terminal - Search through files, ignoring .svn
find . | grep -v svn
2011-01-16 03:51:57
User: gwchamb
Functions: find grep
-1
Search through files, ignoring .svn

Unless you have files that include 'svn' in them, this should provide enough information to be useful. If you need to be certain, add the leading dot in the search pattern

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Terminal - Alternatives
find . -not \( -name .svn -prune \) -type f -print0 | xargs --null grep <searchTerm>
2009-07-08 20:08:05
User: qazwart
Functions: find grep xargs
Tags: find xargs grep
8

By putting the "-not \( -name .svn -prune \)" in the very front of the "find" command, you eliminate the .svn directories in your find command itself. No need to grep them out.

You can even create an alias for this command:

alias svn_find="find . -not \( -name .svn -prune \)"

Now you can do things like

svn_find -mtime -3
grep <pattern> -R . --exclude-dir='.svn'
ack -ai 'searchterm'
find . -type f -print0 | grep -vzZ '.svn' | xargs -0 grep --color -nEHi "SEARCHTERM"
2009-02-05 10:27:15
User: troelskn
Functions: find grep xargs
-3

Variant of find grep that ignores files with .svn in the name. Useful for searching through a local repository of source code.

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Where do you put your search string?

Comment by DaveQB 232 weeks and 4 days ago

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