What is a command line client, and why should I use it?

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What is a command line client, and why should I use it?

Our own Slik SVN client

In order to view the data in your Subversion repository, you need to install a Subversion client: this client interfaces between you and the repository. We have our own command-line client for Windows in our download section.

Advantages of command line clients

  • The command line client works the same on each platform. You can use the knowledge if you need to work on a remote system, for instance a unix system with only shell access.
  • It is very fast and has a small memory footprint.
  • It often does not require modifications to the system, installation of shell hooks, et cetera.

Alternative client

In case you prefer a more friendly user interface for Windows, we recommended the Tortoise client. TortoiseSVN is an easy to use client that extends the Windows Explorer. Most of its functions can be accessed with a right click in Explorer. The client is developed under the GPL license, which means it is completely free.



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