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Re: newbe SVN directory structure question.

From: Jean-Marc van Leerdam <j.m.van.leerdam_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2012 07:53:16 +0100


On 11 January 2012 07:34, Thomas Miller <clarkesthirdlaw_at_hotmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All,
> I believe I have TortoiseSVN set up and running on my computer. I can see
> a revision list of stuff I've commited. My question is: Why doesn't the
> directory structure in the SVN repository match the path in the "Commit To"
> dialog box when I check in?
> Specifically, I thought I had different folders for "branches tags and
> trunks" in the SVN repository folder and the trunk folder is definitely
> part of the path in the commit dialog box (see attached). But in the actual
> SVN repository there is no folder labelled "trunk". The folders actually
> present are:
> conf, db, hooks and locks.
> Where is the trunk folder? And what are the above listed folders used
> for????

The subversion repository is a database with its own file/folder structure
(conf for internal settings, db for the actual data, hooks for server side
scripts that are run on specific events and locks to keep track of
temporary locks during actions like commits).

Your committed files and their history is stored in tables inside this
database and can be accessed through subversion clients (such as

If you want to see the contents of the repository, start the TSVN
Repository Browser. This will give you an Explorer-like view of the
repository content, allowing you to look at the current revision and all
earlier revisions.

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