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I am searching for some directories in find command and if that directory is present then I need to take some action on it. But what is happening is: At some places though the main directories (for which I am searching) hidden .svn directories are present and they are populating as a result of find.

I dont want this .svn dir to be a part of find result.

Here is the find command which i am using :

find <search dir> -mindepth 3 -maxdepth 3 -type d  -regex ".*/V[0-9]+/.*+/.*+")
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Why did you not use svn export in the first place? – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Apr 26 '11 at 10:39
find some/dir \( -name .svn -prune \) -o \( ... \)
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hey i am new to unix so not aware of many otions : do u mean something lke this : find <dirname> -mindepth 3 -maxdepth 3 -type d ( -name .svn -prune ) -o (.*/V[0-9]+/.*+ ) – Ankit Apr 26 '11 at 11:07

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