Checking Out Files

Once you have installed Subversion, you can proceed to check out files. You can find a list of repositories at supports both standard (http) and encrypted (https) sessions. You are free to choose which you use, unless you are making commits, in which case you MUST use https. Most people can just use http. The basic format of a command is this:

svn co -d localname

The repository and project specify the appropriate names as listed, and in some cases will be the same. The localname specifies the name of the local directory. An example command would be:

svn co -d offlineimap

You can also check out previous releases by using paths other than "head".

John Goerzen
Last modified: Wed Jul 17 13:36:08 EST 2002