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4. Automation > Tame Command-Line Subversion

Tame Command-Line Subversion

Eventually, you get to the point where you can’t subvert another tool or find an open source project that does just what you want. That means it’s time to build your own little jig or shim. This chapter contains lots of different ways to build tools; here are some examples of using these tools to solve problems on real projects.

I’m a big fan of the open source version control system Subversion. It is just the right combination of power, simplicity, and ease of use. Subversion is ultimately a command-line version control system, but lots of developers have created frontends for it (my favorite is the Tortoise integration with Windows Explorer). However, the real power of Subversion lies at the command line. Let’s look at an example.


  

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