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A Grep-quickie for the Road (or Svn, Really)

This post is outdated, you should read "sed quickie, search and replace in files" instead!


When working with svn instead of git, there are a lot more hits when performing a simple

grep -Ri "search for me" .

which, when using svn, returns in lots more hits than wanted. To filter them out, add another grep with the -v flag which inverts the results, i.e. passes along everything that does not match the following pattern. Like this:

grep -Ri "search for me" . | grep -v.svn