The Subversion Command Line Client: svn

To use the command line client, you type svn, the subcommand you wish to use [56], and any options or targets that you wish to operate on—there is no specific order that the subcommand and the options must appear in. For example, all of the following are valid ways to use svn status:

$ svn -v status
$ svn status -v 
$ svn status -v myfile

You can find many more examples of how to use most client commands in Chapter 2, Basic Usage and commands for managing properties in the section called “Properties”.

[56] Yes, yes, you don't need a subcommand to use the --version option, but we'll get to that in just a minute.