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Thursday, March 11, 2010

exclude .svn results with egrep recursive search

The exclude-dir option works nicely, I was previously was using --exclude and it would include some sub-dir .svn files
egrep --exclude-dir=\.svn -r -n {search-criteria} {directory}
i.e. find all TODO comments in the current directory and all sub directories
egrep --exclude-dir=\.svn -r -n TODO .

Found this in the comments on this post -


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