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Version Control with Subversion, 2nd Edition by Brian W. Fitzpatrick, Ben Collins-Sussman, C. Michael Pilato

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Subversion’s Components

Subversion, once installed, has a number of different pieces. The following is a quick overview of what you get. Don’t be alarmed if the brief descriptions leave you scratching your head—plenty more pages in this book are devoted to alleviating that confusion.

svn

The command-line client program

svnversion

A program for reporting the state (in terms of revisions of the items present) of a working copy

svnlook

A tool for directly inspecting a Subversion repository

svnadmin

A tool for creating, tweaking, or repairing a Subversion repository

mod_dav_svn

A plug-in module for the Apache HTTP Server, used to make your repository available to others over a network

svnserve

A custom standalone server program, runnable as a daemon process or invokable by SSH; another way to make your repository available to others over a network.

svndumpfilter

A program for filtering Subversion repository dump streams

svnsync

A program for incrementally mirroring one repository to another over a network

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