Delete all ".svn" directories from current path (recursive)

find . -name ".svn" -exec rm -rf {} \;
If you need to delete all redundant ".svn" directories from a given path and all its subdirectories, use this command ! Particulary useful if you want to upload to an ftp server, but don't use svn or if you need to update/backup some source code to another directory. You can also try "svn export . /new/path/without/svn/dirs" (also from the CLI)

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2009-02-17 23:00:30

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  • CHANGELOG Version 1.1 removedir () { echo "You are about to delete the current directory $PWD Are you sure?"; read human; if [[ "$human" = "yes" ]]; then blah=$(echo "$PWD" | sed 's/ /\\ /g'); foo=$(basename "$blah"); rm -Rf ../$foo/ && cd ..; else echo "I'm watching you" | pv -qL 10; fi; } BUG FIX: Folders with spaces Version 1.0 removedir () { echo "You are about to delete the current directory $PWD Are you sure?"; read human; if [[ "$human" = "yes" ]]; then blah=`basename $PWD`; rm -Rf ../$blah/ && cd ..; else echo "I'm watching you" | pv -qL 10; fi; } BUG FIX: Hidden directories (.dotdirectory) Version 0.9 rmdir () { echo "You are about to delete the current directory $PWD. Are you sure?"; read human; if [[ "$human" = "yes" ]]; then blah=`basename $PWD`; rm -Rf ../$blah/ && cd ..; else echo "I'm watching you" | pv -qL 10; fi; } Removes current directory with recursive and force flags plus basic human check. When prompted type yes 1. [user@host ~]$ ls foo bar 2. [user@host ~]$ cd foo 3. [user@host foo]$ removedir 4. yes 5. rm -Rf foo/ 6. [user@host ~]$ 7. [user@host ~]$ ls bar Show Sample Output


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What Others Think

xargs is more efficient than -exec when you want to do more than one item at a time, try: find . -name ".svn" -print0 | xargs -0 -n 1024 -r rm -rf -n prevents rm too many arguments error -r prevents execution if none found (and prevents error!)
unixmonkey1267 · 487 weeks ago
Interesting stuff... Thanks for correcting me !
mihaibojin · 487 weeks ago
Thanks. find . -name ".svn" -exec rm -rf {} \; worked for me like a charm.
harshadsm · 411 weeks and 5 days ago

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