Search through files, ignoring .svn

find . -type f -print0 | grep -vzZ '.svn' | xargs -0 grep --color -nEHi "SEARCHTERM"
Variant of find grep that ignores files with .svn in the name. Useful for searching through a local repository of source code.

By: troelskn
2009-02-05 10:27:15

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That's very useful. I've encapsulated that in my findrepo script which also uses faster fixed string searching if appropriate:
pixelbeat · 629 weeks and 4 days ago
Here is an alternate version of this command that uses grep once:
nf · 629 weeks and 3 days ago
this also excludes files with .svn in the name, I would consider this command to be wrong
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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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