Create a zip file ignoring .svn files

zip -r DIR -x "*/.svn/*"

By: foob4r
2009-09-08 14:43:58

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It would be better "svn export URL DIR | xargs zip -r DIR" ?
marcello · 575 weeks and 3 days ago
The "best practice" here is to export the directory from svn then zip that up, rather than your development working directory (see Marcello's comment). The reason for this is that your development working directory isn't "clean", it invariably contains config files from your IDE, build files, temp files etc. An export from svn is clean with no environmental taint. Nonetheless, the command of "exclude [x] from a zip file" is quite useful.
inanutshellus · 574 weeks and 4 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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