OS X Finder Plugin to Remove .SVN Directories

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OS X Finder Plugin to Remove .SVN Directories

We use SVN to store all of our source code here at Sitening. And, like most people who use it, you often find yourself in need of cleaning out all the .svn directories that it creates. There’s no easy way to do this without turning to the command line – and that’s not an option for non-programmers.

To fix this problem, I whipped up a small Finder plugin using Automator that adds a new menu when you right-click on a folder. With one click you can remove all the .svn directories inside it. Download the plugin here.

To install, simply unzip the file and drag it into your Library/Workflows/Applications/Finder directory. If that folder doesn’t exist, you’ll need to create it. I hope this helps all the non-techie SVN users out there.

P.S. – For the geeks in the audience, the command I’m using to remove the .svn folders is

find . -name .svn -print0 | xargs -0 rm -rf

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