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Delete all ".svn" directories from current path (recursive)

Terminal - Delete all ".svn" directories from current path (recursive)
find . -name ".svn" -exec rm -rf {} \;
2009-02-17 23:00:30
User: mihaibojin
Functions: find rm
Delete all ".svn" directories from current path (recursive)

If you need to delete all redundant ".svn" directories from a given path and all its subdirectories, use this command !

Particulary useful if you want to upload to an ftp server, but don't use svn or if you need to update/backup some source code to another directory.

You can also try "svn export . /new/path/without/svn/dirs" (also from the CLI)


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xargs is more efficient than -exec when you want to do more than one item at a time, try:

find . -name ".svn" -print0 | xargs -0 -n 1024 -r rm -rf

-n prevents rm too many arguments error

-r prevents execution if none found (and prevents error!)

Comment by unixmonkey1267 345 weeks and 6 days ago

Interesting stuff... Thanks for correcting me !

Comment by mihaibojin 345 weeks and 6 days ago


find . -name ".svn" -exec rm -rf {} \;

worked for me like a charm.

Comment by harshadsm 270 weeks and 5 days ago

Your point of view

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