putty and svn on windows 7

Posted on 2011-10-25
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Last Modified: 2013-11-25
Hi all,
i'm a beginner on using the subversion... and i would like to know how can i use subversion on ssh...
I've already installed the subversion client and putty on my laptop... and i'm also given the username n pwd on our cs system... can someone guide me on how to set this up?

Question by:crazy4s
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Expert Comment

ID: 37027470
which SVN client are you using?
where do you want to check out the files? In your windows laptop or in some other linux machine?

If you are using tortoise svn client (an excellent, GUI client for svn for windows) and if you want  to checkout in your windows laptop, you dont need putty at all.

create a folder where you want to checkout. From that folder right click and select SVN checkout provide your server path and enter your username and password

Author Comment

ID: 37027549
hmm i downloaded the package from subversion.tigris
since i'll be doing a group project so we'll be uploading all our files to the given cs svn account... and check out onto my windows laptop...
so do you meant i need to install the tortoise svn client... hmmm what's the difference btw this and the one i've installed?

Accepted Solution

rushtoshankar earned 2000 total points
ID: 37027623
The one which you installed will be sufficient for all SVN activities. But it will be a command line application set. You need to use the dos emulator to check-in, check-out etc your source code.
If you use Tortoise SVN, you can do all activity with GUI application from windows explorer itself.

Did you use any other version control system? like Visual Source Safe (VSS) from microsoft or probase or starteam something like that?

Checkout -> get the source from the repository to your disk
do modify the files with your changes
Commit -> save your changes to server
Update -> get the latest changes done by others since your last checkout
Status (check for modifications) -> to check how many files you modified since checkout
the command list goes on like this.

Author Comment

ID: 37027651
nope this is my first time using version control system....
so if i'm given a svn account on our cs svn server with a given repository for my group project... how can i upload my files to the this repository... does tortoise svn does the work too?

Assisted Solution

rushtoshankar earned 2000 total points
ID: 37027785
as i said, the tool you downloaded and tortoise svn do the same job. But your tool is command line based tool where as Tortoise SVN is GUI based. This is the only major difference.

Do you want to add files (first time addition to version control)? Need to use import command
Or do you want to modify the existing file in version control and update the modified source? Need to use Checout (get the source) followed by modification of the necessary files and then commit (saving changes to server)

All commands should be available in explorer right click menu (if you installed Tortoise SVN) or you need to go to your project directory using dos emulator and run svn import/checkout/commit based on your requirement.

If you have further questions let us know.

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