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Version Control with Subversion
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Version Control with Subversion - svn checkout

Name

svn checkout — Check out a working copy from a repository.

Synopsis

svn checkout URL[@REV]... [PATH]

Description

Check out a working copy from a repository. If PATH is omitted, the basename of the URL will be used as the destination. If multiple URLs are given each will be checked out into a subdirectory of PATH , with the name of the subdirectory being the basename of the URL.

Alternate Names

co

Changes

Creates a working copy.

Accesses Repository

Yes

Switches

--revision (-r) REV
--quiet (-q)
--non-recursive (-N)
--username USER
--password PASS
--no-auth-cache
--non-interactive
--ignore-externals
--config-dir DIR

Examples

Check out a working copy into a directory called mine:

$ svn checkout file:///tmp/repos/test mine
A  mine/a
A  mine/b
Checked out revision 2.
$ ls
mine

Check out 2 different directories into two separate working copies:

$ svn checkout file:///tmp/repos/test  file:///tmp/repos/quiz
A  test/a
A  test/b
Checked out revision 2.
A  quiz/l
A  quiz/m
Checked out revision 2.
$ ls
quiz  test

Check out 2 different directories into two separate working copies, but place both into a directory called working-copies:

$ svn checkout file:///tmp/repos/test  file:///tmp/repos/quiz working-copies
A  working-copies/test/a
A  working-copies/test/b
Checked out revision 2.
A  working-copies/quiz/l
A  working-copies/quiz/m
Checked out revision 2.
$ ls
working-copies

If you interrupt a checkout (or something else interrupts your checkout like loss of connectivity, etc.), you can restart it either by issuing the identical checkout command again, or by updating the incomplete working copy:

$ svn checkout file:///tmp/repos/test test
A  test/a
A  test/b
^C
svn: The operation was interrupted
svn: caught SIGINT

$ svn checkout file:///tmp/repos/test test
A  test/c
A  test/d
^C
svn: The operation was interrupted
svn: caught SIGINT

$ cd test
$ svn update
A  test/e
A  test/f
Updated to revision 3.

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