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?


1 Answer 1


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.

  • 1
    Felix, I have been looking for that one line of code for the past two months. TY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    – HollerTrain
    Dec 16, 2009 at 22:01

You must log in to answer this question.