find a word in multiple files avoiding svn

grep -r 'keyword keyword2' your/path/ | grep -v svn
this command searches for a keyword or an expression in a path and avoids versionned files

By: anis
2009-07-08 20:48:11

What Others Think

The find one posted earlier would work better. The first thing you're doing is searching everything in your path with grep. Including .svn. Then saying ignore everything with svn in the output. Which could ignore documentation on how to use the Subversion, if your search term was on the same line as svn. The one using find, ignores all the .svn files right off the bat, so the system doesn't have to waste time even going through them.
rattis · 568 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?

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