How to Delete .SVN folders in Linux and Windows

Hi all,

Yesterday I got a code for study that was actually maintained inside Subversion. The code I get was not a exported copy of subversion, because of this I get a deep hierarchy of code included ".svn" folder in each folder. Now before start working with the code in eclipse it was mandatory for me to remove the .svn folders.

Below I am providing solution for both OS (windows/Linux) to remove these recursive ".svn" folders. Hope you will find helpful.

Do post your comments 🙂

Solution under Windows: 

Right click on the folder and click Search..

Enter .svn as the filename to search for.

Click “More advanced options” and select:

– Search hidden files and folders

– Search subfolders

Press search button and delete the folders you find appropriate. 

Solution under Linux/Unix: 

find ./ -name ".svn" | xargs rm -Rf 


find . -type d -name ‘.svn’ -print0 | xargs -0 rm -rdf 

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