• Name

    svn list – List directory entries in the repository.


    svn list [TARGET[@REV]…]


    List each TARGET file and the contents of each TARGET directory as they exist in the repository. If TARGET is a working copy path, the corresponding repository URL will be used.

    The default TARGET is “.”, meaning the repository URL of the current working copy directory.

    With --verbose, svn list shows the following fields for each item:

    • Revision number of the last commit

    • Author of the last commit

    • If locked, the letter “O” (See svn info for details).

    • Size (in bytes)

    • Date and time of the last commit

    With --xml, output is in XML format (with a header and an enclosing document element unless --incremental is also specified). All of the information is present; the --verbose option is not accepted.

    Alternate Names




    Accesses Repository



    --revision (-r) REV
    --verbose (-v)
    --recursive (-R)
    --username USER
    --password PASS
    --config-dir DIR


    svn list is most useful if you want to see what files a repository has without downloading a working copy:

    $ svn list http://svn.red-bean.com/repos/test/support

    You can pass the --verbose option for additional information, rather like the UNIX command ls -l:

    $ svn list --verbose file:///tmp/repos
         16 sally         28361 Jan 16 23:18 README.txt
         27 sally             0 Jan 18 15:27 INSTALL
         24 harry               Jan 18 11:27 examples/

    For further details, see the section called “svn list.

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