Chapter 15. The Subversion Version Control System

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:

  • Conceptual overview

  • Obtaining Subversion

  • Using Subversion: a quick tour

  • The Subversion command line client: svn

  • Repository administration: svnadmin

  • Examining the repository: svnlook

  • Providing remote access: svnserve

  • Other Subversion components

Most of the material in this chapter is adapted from Version Control with Subversion, which is cited in the Bibliography. See that book for much more information on Subversion.

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