• Name

    svn cat – Output the contents of the specified files or URLs.

    Synopsis

    svn cat TARGET[@REV]…

    Description

    Output the contents of the specified files or URLs. For listing the contents of directories, see svn list.

    Alternate Names

    None

    Changes

    Nothing

    Accesses Repository

    Yes

    Options

    --revision (-r) REV
    --username USER
    --password PASS
    --no-auth-cache
    --non-interactive
    --config-dir DIR
    

    Examples

    If you want to view readme.txt in your repository without checking it out:

    $ svn cat http://svn.red-bean.com/repos/test/readme.txt
    This is a README file.
    You should read this.
    

    Tip

    If your working copy is out of date (or you have local modifications) and you want to see the HEAD revision of a file in your working copy, svn cat will automatically fetch the HEAD revision when you give it a path:

    $ cat foo.c
    This file is in my local working copy 
    and has changes that I've made.
    
    $ svn cat foo.c
    Latest revision fresh from the repository!
    

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