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.

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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: http://www.pixelbeat.org/scripts/findrepo
pixelbeat · 502 weeks and 4 days ago
Here is an alternate version of this command that uses grep once: http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/66/rgrep-recursive-grep-without-.svn
nf · 502 weeks and 4 days ago
this also excludes files with .svn in the name, I would consider this command to be wrong
nitehawk · 481 weeks and 5 days ago

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