Recursively deletes DIR directories

find . -type d -name DIR -print0 | xargs -r0 rm -r
You can use this command to delete CVS/svn folders on given project.

2009-03-04 14:49:21

What Others Think

Same thing, less exec'ing (read "slightly faster"): find -type d -name DIR -print0 | xargs -r0 rm -r
mem · 659 weeks and 6 days ago
Also, for SVN you can use the "svn export" command to push out all the files without the .svn dirs.
pkkid · 659 weeks and 5 days ago
adding -f to rm will 'force' remove of folder that are not empty. find . -type d -name DIR -exec rm -rf {} \;
nadavkav · 462 weeks and 5 days ago

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