Recursively delete _svn folders

by Aboo Bolaky 4. October 2008 09:37

Basically, there are several ways to approach this problem.

1. Ditch Windows Development and use any flavour of Unix. The commands on the Unix shells are far more functional (and better...i think) and you'd be amazed as to what you can do. Drawback here is that you need to choose your favourite shell and learn the commands inside out..Not so easy Frown. Well, the good news here is that if ever you need to recursively delete _svn folders, you only need to do a simple search on google and you'll get your answer within a few clicks. Or, better still, drop Colin a few lines. I'm sure he will be able to help you out Laughing

2. Have a peek at Eber Irigoyen Blog. He has provided us with a simple one-liner command that runs off the command line.  [Nice one dude...]

for /f "usebackq" %d in (`"dir *_svn /ad/b/s"`) do rd /s/q "%d"

3. Simple enough. This involves using Tortoise SVN Client to export your project somewhere else. By doing so, all svn folders will be subsequently deleted in the destination folder.

4. Now this is the techie bit. If you think that all the solutions above are too trivial, you may want to have a look at the FreeToDev MSBuild Tasks Suite available on Codeplex . This suite comprises of over 170 tasks including the .NET framework, TFS , IIS 7 and many more. Documentation is given for each and every task. HINT : use the FDTFolder task to recursively delete _svn folders.

5. If none of these work for you, may I suggest grabbing yourself a drink and flex your fingers for some mouse and keyboard delete action.


Tips & Tricks


5/19/2010 12:21:18 PM #

latin shoes

thanks for your article

latin shoes United States |

5/19/2010 12:27:46 PM #

latin shoes

thanks for your article

latin shoes United States |

11/5/2011 5:56:21 AM #


I loved as many as you bequeath derive carried away exactly here. The blueprint is savory, your authored matter dapper. nevertheless, you commission secure got an edginess done that you covet be turning in the consequent. unpropitious indubitably happen additional in the after once additional as exactly the very nearly exceedingly continuously within case you shelter this journey.

riad France |

11/7/2011 5:38:31 AM #

Guide Marrakech

Good blog! I indeed adoration how it is cozy on my orbs furthermore the data are well written. I’m wondering how I authority be notified whenever a novel advise has been made. I hold subscribed to your RSS which mold do the ruse! Hold a monumental date! “Reputation is what additional public distinguish about you. Respect is what you distinguish about yourself.” by Lois McMaster Bujold.

Guide Marrakech France |

11/7/2011 2:22:35 PM #

voir Marrakech

I always was attentive in this issue also tranquil am, value it for putting up.

voir Marrakech France |

11/13/2011 4:20:48 AM #


Hiya, I’m really glad I have found this info. Today bloggers publish only about gossips and

Marrakech France |

11/13/2011 1:36:25 PM #

Marrakech guide

I gotta preference this location it appears much constructive much profitable

Marrakech guide France |

11/15/2011 12:31:09 PM #

immobilier maroc marrakech

I like this mesh position mere ample so ample fantastic info . “Fate opts your kins, you opt your chums.” by Jacques Delille.

immobilier maroc marrakech France |

11/16/2011 4:57:39 AM #

immobilier maroc prix

Exactly what I was searching for, cherish it for posting . “There are multitudinous victories worse than a subdue.” by George Eliot.

immobilier maroc prix France |

Tag cloud

Flash Player 9 required.

About Me

I wish I could write something here..
//TODO: ElaborateMe