Quick Tip: Use rsync to recursively remove .svn folders from a directory [Field Notes]
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
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.
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