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Re: Naked Repository

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2004-11-05 20:24:37 CET

On Nov 5, 2004, at 5:51 AM, tipton cole wrote:
> I have received a repository with no .svn directory no working copy
> no system docs. I have been able to make a tree list that I can
> examine, but I cannot seem to find the syntax to checkout a working
> copy.

It sounds like you're somehow confused about what a Subversion 'working
copy' and 'repository' are. It's not clear from your description
what's going on. If somebody just "gave you a repository", then you
can checkout a working copy from it with the 'svn checkout' command.

> How do I get started?

The book is here:


You should start by reading chapter 2, "Basic Concepts":


Then you can create a repository, import data into it, and create a
working copy by following the "quickstart" example procedure at the end
of chapter 1:


Once you have both a populated repository and working copy, you can
read chapter 3, which is a guided tour of how to use your working copy:


I'm not sure how we can be any more specific in helping you. If you
want more specific help, send us specific details of what you're trying
to accomplish, what's you're doing, and what the results are.
Transcripts, screenshots, etc.

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