Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· marchibbins

Exclude directory from grep, e.g. .git, .svn

Using GNU grep:

grep --exclude-dir=".git"

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I tend to use ack. It's a great tool - definitely worth a look.

over 1 year ago ·

Seconding ack - it does things like this that you'd just want without having to be told about it. Ack is far nicer to use than grep, IMO.

over 1 year ago ·

git grep solves the specific problem rather well

over 1 year ago ·