Grepping in your subversion working copies

Grepping is in a lot of cases a pain when your dealing with subversion directories..

I'm sure this doesn't cover all possible greps, but this at least works for the simple ones..

#!/bin/sh
grep $* | grep -v ".svn"

Call this script for example "svngrep", give it executable permissions (chmod +x svngrep) and place it in a directory thats in your PATH variable (/bin).

Now, use svngrep as you would normally use grep..

Update: The anonymous posters script is way better (the first comment)

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  • Anonymous

    This is a little more robust: #!/bin/bash find . -type d \( -name .svn -o -name ignore1 -o -name ignore2 \) -prune -o -type f -print0 |xargs -0r grep --color "$@"
  • Evert

    Evert

    Great script!
  • Martin Jansen

    Martin Jansen

    ack automatically ignores .svn directories and is generally a neat litte tool: http://search.cpan.org/~petdance/ack/ack
  • ethan

    ethan

    Sweet. Thanks.
  • Matthew Purdon

    Matthew Purdon

    If you are on a box that you haven't set up that script on, I like to use the following straight from the command line: $ find . -name "*.php" | xargs grep "search string" Not as nice as having the first comment script, but easy enough to remember without having to look it up.
  • Dagfinn Reiersøl

    Dagfinn Reiersøl

    There is also a script called wcgrep (http://svn.collab.net/repos/svn/trunk/contrib/client-side/wcgrep)
  • Amanda

    Amanda

    Hi, all. Nice site...I really like your site ! Good job man.h
  • Bush

    Bush

    Hello+people%21+Nice+site%21S
  • Vince

    Vince

    Just wanted to say hellou