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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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 · 666 weeks and 5 days ago
Interesting stuff... Thanks for correcting me !
mihaibojin · 666 weeks and 5 days ago
Thanks. find . -name ".svn" -exec rm -rf {} \; worked for me like a charm.
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seofox · 1 week and 3 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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