I have a directory structure that contains Subversion metadata folders (folders named “.svn”).
I would like to remove those folders but “svn export” won’t work.
Rsync to the rescue. Let’s say the folder containing .svn folder structures is named “problemfolder”. Do the following:
In the same directory as the problem folder, create a “clean” folder to output the contents of problemfolder to eventually.
Run rsync, excluding .svn folders and their contents, to copy the problem directory to the clean directory.
rsync -avr –exclude=’.svn*’ /path/to/problemfolder/ path/to/problemfolder_clean
At this point, the contents of “problemfolder” (minus the .svn folders) will be in the clean folder you created.