TortoiseSVN: How To Strip ALL SVN Folders Out of a Project to Move it Around CodeUnit 29 JUL 2010

TortoiseSVN is actually a pretty damn good Windows subversion client that neatly integrates itself within the Window shell.

The tortoiseSVN question for today is how to I get a clean copy of one of my projects under subversion, in other words how do I get a folder with all that extra hidden SVN gunk of .svn folders and files?

Well the answer comes in the form of TortoiseSVN’s rather neat and often forgotten right-click context menu export function.

First, locate the folder you wish to get a clean copy of. Next, right-click on the folder and browse down on the TortoiseSVN context menu until you reach the Export menu function.

Clicking this will launch a dialog asking you to select a folder to export to. Once you’ve done that, the system will begin copying over your working copy folder to the newly specified folder, sans all that extra SVN junk.

Nifty.

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