SVN Clean

svn status | grep ^? | awk '{print $2}' | xargs rm -rf
Removes all unversioned files and folders from an svn repository. Also: svn status --no-ignore | grep ^I | awk '{print $2}' | xargs rm -rf will remove those files which svn status ignores. Handy to add to a script which is in your path so you can run it from any repository (a la '').

2009-03-10 17:01:40

What Others Think

Combine the two with: svn status --no-ignore | grep '^[?I]' | awk '{print $2} | xargs rm -rf
unixmonkey12547 · 531 weeks and 2 days ago
I've wrapped up the same idea in a Python script with some more options and functionality - see Kind of the opposite of commandline fu since it's a 72 line script but handy if you need this often :)
c4rlo · 514 weeks and 4 days ago
using null termination makes it work even on paths that have spaces in them: svn status --no-ignore | grep '^[?I]' | cut -c 9- | tr '\n' '\0' | xargs -0 rm -rf
SethTisue · 507 weeks and 2 days ago
svn st --no-ignore | awk '/^[?I]/ {print $2}' | xargs rm -rf
joem86 · 505 weeks and 6 days ago

What do you think?

Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

You must be signed in to comment.

What's this? is the place to record those command-line gems that you return to again and again. That way others can gain from your CLI wisdom and you from theirs too. All commands can be commented on, discussed and voted up or down.

Share Your Commands

Stay in the loop…

Follow the Tweets.

Every new command is wrapped in a tweet and posted to Twitter. Following the stream is a great way of staying abreast of the latest commands. For the more discerning, there are Twitter accounts for commands that get a minimum of 3 and 10 votes - that way only the great commands get tweeted.


Subscribe to the feeds.

Use your favourite RSS aggregator to stay in touch with the latest commands. There are feeds mirroring the 3 Twitter streams as well as for virtually every other subset (users, tags, functions,…):

Subscribe to the feed for: