Subversion command line client tool


Check out a working copy from a repository

$ svn co [url/to/repository]

Bring changes from the repository into the working copy
$ svn up

Put files and directories under version control, scheduling them for addition to repository. They will be added in next commit
$ svn add [PATH]

Send changes from your working copy to the repository
$ svn ci -m [commit_log_message] [[PATH]]

Display changes from the last 10 revisions, showing modified files for each revision
$ svn log -vl [10]

Show detailed help
$ svn help


svn command [options] [args]


Subversion is a version control system, which allows you to keep old versions of files and directories (usually source code), keep a log of who, when, and why changes occurred, etc., like CVS, RCS or SCCS. Subversion keeps a single copy of the master sources. This copy is called the source ``repository''; it contains all the information to permit extracting previous versions of those files at any time.

For more information about the Subversion project, visit

Documentation for Subversion and its tools, including detailed usage explanations of the svn, svnadmin, svnserve and svnlook programs, historical background, philosophical approaches and reasonings, etc., can be found at

Run `svn help' to access the built-in tool documentation.

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