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so i know how to set up a SVN itself. I've created the folder and already have SVN itself running on my Mac. However, I'm not sure how to actually add a repository to the folder so I can connect to the repository to start downloading. Am I missing something here?

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btw here is a list of all commands for svn in case haven't one yet: svnbook.red-bean.com/en/1.1/ch09.html – Felix Dec 16 '09 at 22:14
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You already have a server running yes?

Then just do this:

svn co http://server/path/to/directory/to/checkout ./repository

This creates a new folder 'repository' (you can name it however you want) and downloads all the stuff in 'path/to/directory/to/checkout' to it. If this contains nothing, this is not a problem but svn knows now that 'repository' is under version control.

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Felix, I have been looking for that one line of code for the past two months. TY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! – HollerTrain Dec 16 '09 at 22:01

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