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Subversion .svn annoyance

From: Chip Turner <cturner_at_redhat.com>
Date: 2004-09-03 16:42:16 CEST

Whenever I grep through my working copy for something, say, for a
function name, I constantly have to do add a 'grep -v svn' to the
pipeline. For instance:

grep -r some_function_name /path/to/checkout

will get numerous hits inside the .svn directory's old copy of the

Likewise, if I run a find to hunt the name of a particular file, say
SomeFile.pm, I have to do a grep (usually I do 'find | grep
SomeFile.pm'; the name in the .svn dir is suffixed so a 'find -name'
will work as expected).

I recognize this occurs because svn keeps a copy of the file as last
received from the server, which is good, but has anything been
considered obfuscate/mangle/transform the contents of files and
filenames further so as to reduce or eliminate this kind of annoyance?


Chip Turner                   cturner@redhat.com
                              Red Hat, Inc.
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