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Useful commands for SVN.

  • See contents of an older version of a file:
    • First, look for versions: svn log file
    • Second, open version: svn cat -r r11492 introduction/main.tex | less


svn can't open document invalid argument

  • This may happen if a file does use special characters in its name.
  • What you can do is "Ignore a folder during SVN updates" [1].
  • You set the folder using: svn update --set-depth exclude bigFolder