Removing those pesky .svn folders Subversion l leaves behind with find

May 27, 2010

When I am working on a project that unnecessarily has .svn folders strew about from Subversion I get a little annoyed. Luckily Linux has a solution (or is the solution!), the find command. find is a tool that can be very simple or very complex depending on how it is used. In this instance I simply want to find all directories names ‘.svn’ and delete them.

Here it is, short, sweet, and removes all .svn folder in the sub-tree

find . -name ".svn" -type d -exec rm -rf {} \;


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