Subversion’s Components – SVN Components Overview

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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