SVN is a version tools for collaboration development. For Window, you can use TortoiseSVN with GUI interface. For Linux, it is more common to use commands. Below are some commonly used commands. The bold header are the actual command.
Provide help access to all commands. For example, svn --help co will give you help on check out command
svn add file.txt or svn add dir
Add a file or the whole directory to the repository. Note that, adding is not equal to check in.
svn co URL folder
Checkout the file from repository from the given URL. To checkout, I recommend the following steps
1. Create a folder, ie, myFolder
2. Navigate to the folder
3 Type svn co http://your_svn_url .
This will help you check out the latest revision of your repository files into your current folder
If you want to checkout a certain revision of the file, use
svn co -r revisionNum http://your_svn_url
Update to the latest version in the repository. If filename or directory name given, it will only update the given filename or directory
svn delete filename or svn delete dir
Delete the give filename or directory in the repository
svn log filename or svn log dir
Show the log messages for the given file or directory input by the previous check in
svn info filename
Show the repository information about the file
Show the status of file changed in the current directory and sub-directory. It is useful to see what files are just added, changed or conflict.
There are 2 usage of switch command
1. svn switch http://your_svn_url/newbranch
This will switch your current working copy to a new branch.
2. svn switch --relocate http://your_old_svn_url/trunk http://your_new_svn_url/trunk
This will relocate your current checkout url to the new url. Extremely useful if you are working in both extranet and intranet environment when your IP/domain name changes frequently
svn cp source destination
It is useful to create tag/branch in your repository. For example
svn cp http://your_svn_url/trunk http://your_svn_url/tags/your_tags_version
svn merge source destination
It is useful to merge your branch to trunk. Merging is the most headache of svn as it may create a lot of conflict. You can use the following to test merging
svn merge --dry-run http://your_svn_rul/branch http://your_svn_url/trunk
This will not perform merge, instead, it will tell you the svn feedback from svn such as file added, deleted or conflict
To perform real merge
svn merge http://your_svn_rul/branch http://your_svn_url/trunk
svn resolved filename
Tell svn that the given filename is resolved from conflict. Remember to commit the file after that.
More commands at http://www.yolinux.com/TUTORIALS/Subversion.html