alias rgrep="find . \( ! -name .svn -o -prune \) -type f -print0 | xargs -0 grep"

rgrep: recursive grep without .svn

Only excludes .svn from filenames.
Sample Output
[nf@dev ~/css]$ rgrep sprites
./template.php:require "css_sprites.php";
./template.php: $abs_path.'/sprites/',
./template.php: 'sprites.css',
./template.php:include 'sprites.css';

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By: nf
2009-02-05 11:23:23

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What Others Think

is this much different to this? http://www.commandlinefu.com/commands/view/59/search-through-files-ignoring-.svn
chrisdrew · 484 weeks and 5 days ago
dupe
pixelbeat · 484 weeks and 5 days ago
Grep can do this by itself: >> grep -r --exclude=*.svn search_query *
pkkid · 484 weeks and 5 days ago
Yes, it is similar to the above, although this is more correct because it only excludes files inside ".svn" directories, not just any file with ".svn" in the name. It also only uses one grep, where the other one needlessly uses grep twice. "Grep can do this by itself: >> grep -r --exclude=*.svn search_query" Wrong - try it. IMO (of course) this is the better one. But ultimately it's up to personal preference. I hope, for the reasons above, you will reconsider down-voting this entry.
nf · 484 weeks and 5 days ago
I had to change the command to >>find . \( ! -name .svn -o -prune \) | xargs grep for it to work
nitehawk · 463 weeks ago
--exclude-dir='.svn'
log0 · 461 weeks and 6 days ago

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