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 'svn_clean.sh').

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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 · 416 weeks and 3 days ago
I've wrapped up the same idea in a Python script with some more options and functionality - see http://carlo-notes.blogspot.com/2011/01/throw-out-trash-clean-up-subversion.html Kind of the opposite of commandline fu since it's a 72 line script but handy if you need this often :)
c4rlo · 399 weeks and 6 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 · 392 weeks and 4 days ago
svn st --no-ignore | awk '/^[?I]/ {print $2}' | xargs rm -rf
joem86 · 391 weeks and 1 day ago

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