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I only have access to an ubuntu terminal for this task and I want to view a large SVN repository, then only check out a small part of it. Is there a way to use the curses svn client, or another tool, to browse a svn repository? I don't really want to check out hundreds of megabytes.


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You can at least list the contents of the repository directories using:

svn ls svn://

You can also do this with any directory in the tree, so you can use it to find the section you want to check out before doing a full-checkout of a directory.

If you need to look at any of the files in a particular directory, you can just checkout the files in that directory without recursing using:

svn co --depth files svn://
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