The Subversion version control system is a powerful, open source system for management of file and directory versions. Designed from the ground up to support distributed development, it offers many leading-edge features.
This chapter covers the following topics:
Using Subversion: a quick tour
The Subversion command line client: svn
Repository administration: svnadmin
Examining the repository: svnlook
Providing remote access: svnserve
Version control was introduced in Chapter 12, which contains a comparison of Subversion, GIT, and other popular systems. The material in the current chapter is adapted from Version Control with Subversion, Second Edition, by C. Michael Pilato et al. (O’Reilly). See that book for much more information on Subversion.