Itay Moav -Malimovka Itay Moav -Malimovka - 2 months ago 7
Bash Question

How to remove all .svn directories from my application directories

One of the missions of an export tool I have in my application, is to clean all

.svn
directories from my application directory tree. I am looking for a recursive command in the Linux shell that will traverse the entire tree and delete the
.svn
files.

I am not using export, as this script will be used for some other file/directory names which are not related to SVN. I tried something like:

find . -name .svn | rm -fr


It didn't work...

Answer

Try this:

find . -name .svn -exec rm -rf '{}' \;

Before running a command like that, I often like to run this first:

find . -name .svn -exec ls '{}' \;
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