grep <pattern> -R . --exclude-dir='.svn'

Search through files, ignoring .svn


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By: log0
2009-07-13 19:08:53

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FYI, there is a tool ack which has been mentioned on this site if you happen to be doing a lot of grepping-in-files, http://betterthangrep.com If have a simple regex for your file types (C files perhaps) then the --include options works too: grep -R PATTERN . --include="*.c" and is likely faster since you're grepping fewer files. Fortunately this also skips the contents of .svn/text-base directories because those files have .svn-base appended to their name and this don't match "*.c"
bwoodacre · 462 weeks and 3 days ago
This doesn't work on Apple Leopard: $ grep mod_info -R . --exclude-dir='.svn' grep: unrecognized option `--exclude-dir=.svn'
StefanLasiewski · 412 weeks ago
This doesn't work on Apple Leopard: $ grep mod_info -R . --exclude-dir='.svn' grep: unrecognized option `--exclude-dir=.svn'
StefanLasiewski · 412 weeks ago

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