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Re: Subversion .svn annoyance

From: Roger Keays <roger.keays_at_ninthave.net>
Date: 2004-09-05 05:45:17 CEST

Chip Turner wrote:

> 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

grep -R some_function * | grep -v .svn

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

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Received on Sun Sep 5 05:54:57 2004

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