The easiest thing to do would probably be to first create the Suite in eggPlant, then go to the Finder and copy in the Scripts and Images folders from another Suite. That won’t eliminate the problems with the SVN files though; you’d still need to run your command line call to clean those up.
I’m assuming that you don’t want all the old results and that’s one of the problems with just making a copy of an entire suite. You could just delete the Results folder after you do the copy (eggPlant will automatically create a new one), but that will still leave you with one other issue, which is…
…the SuiteInfo file, which lives at the top level of the Suite. This contains lots of other information that you may or may not want to include. One thing the SuiteInfo file records is the paths to the Helper Suites – if you want to include those from an old suite in a new suite, then you could do so by including the SuiteInfo file – if you just duplicate the Suite, you’re getting those whether you want them or not. Another thing you’ll get is the summary for each script: First run, last run, last status, number of fails, number of runs. The configuration of the Schedule tab is also stored in this file.
So when you just do a copy of a suite, you’re getting a lot more than just the Scripts and Images. Whether that’s what you want and how much of it you want is up to you.