Subversion for Users — A 1 day course

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This course aims to take users with little or no knowledge of the Subversion version control system through to being competent subversion users able to manage revisions, merges and branches. The course covers the use of subversion both from the command line (Unix and Windows) and from the Tortoise GUI under Microsoft Windows.

The purpose of this course is to explain the concepts underlying version control systems and how the SVN version control system works in particular. Normally the use of SVN is covered both using commands entered via a command line console and via a GUI interfaces such as Tortois SVN. In addition to covering the basics of SVN usage the course also discusses important topics such as:


After completing this course, delegates will gain:


The nature and importance of version control

Basic SVN Repository Usage

Using the Common SVN Commands

More Advanced SVN Usage - Tags and Branches

Advanced Topics

Suitable For

Programmers working on projects where the version control system is SVN

Web content developers needing to know how to retrieve and store work in a project specific SVN repository

Document authors needing to know how to retrieve and store work in a project specific SVN repository

System administrators needing to understand SVN

Teams of application developers and programmers who need to work co-operatively on projects


The course assumes only a basic familiarity with computers and the use of computer tools, both via a Gaphical User Interface and (optional) via a command line interface.

Attendees are expected to be able to: