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Recursively remove all .svn directories

Terminal - Recursively remove all .svn directories
find . -name .svn -type d | parallel rm -rf
2011-07-05 00:25:51
User: evandrix
Functions: find rm
Recursively remove all .svn directories


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in zsh, this is much better:

rm -rf **/.svn

Comment by Seebi 263 weeks and 4 days ago

or just let find do the work:

find . -name \*.svn -delete
Comment by flatcap 263 weeks and 4 days ago

Sorry, ignore that; try this :-)

find . -name .svn -delete
Comment by flatcap 263 weeks and 4 days ago

breaks on spaces in filenames.

Comment by depesz 263 weeks and 4 days ago

The original command also removes files called .svn (not just dirs). Also "find . -name .svn -delete" does not work if the dir is non-empty. zsh is cool. Alternatively:

find . -name .svn -type d | parallel rm -rf
Comment by unixmonkey8046 263 weeks and 4 days ago

What does 'parallel' do???

Comment by bartonski 260 weeks and 6 days ago

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