I alway am hunting for this little command-line gem, so I figured I’d post it and share the quick shell script I added to my home directory to make it faster for me to do this.
Often, I will find an old project (or inherit, or destroy) a project with subversion directories and files in it. However I get there, every few months I find myself wanting to remove subversion folders recursively and am not well-versed in shell scripting to remember how to do it.
Here’s the single line magic removal of .svn directories:
rm -rf `find . -type d -name .svn`
And here’s the script I wrote and placed in my home directory,
while true; do read -p "Do you want to recursively delete all .svn folders/files in the current directory (`pwd`)? (y/n)" yn case $yn in [Yy]* ) rm -rf `find . -type d -name .svn`; echo ".svn directories in `pwd` have been recursively killed!!1"; break;; [Nn]* ) echo "I've done absolutely nothing."; exit;; * ) exit; esac done
With this in my home directory, I just move to a project folder, type:
…and hit enter. Enjoy.
P.S. If it’s not working for you (or auto-completing when you hit tab in Terminal) make sure it has permissions to execute:
chmod +x ~/recursively-kill-svn.sh
P.P.S. You can rename the file to whatever you like.