Subversion Cheatsheets

Version control is a key part of a successful software project, and we use Subversion heavily at Automattic. All our themes, side projects, and even PSD files go into SVN repositories.

We often talk to theme designers that are getting into more advanced theme development who need a quick crash course on using Subversion. As part our tips for version control we recommend keeping a handy reference guide at your fingertips for common Subversion commands.

Here are two great Subversion guides:

  1. SVN reference sheet from Cezary Sobaniec (PDF).
  2. Subversion Cheat Sheet, a quick reference guide for command line Subversion by Dave Child.

And if you want the motherlode, head over to the official book: Version Control with Subversion.

Author: Lance Willett

My name is Lance, I am a blogger, product manager, software developer, and business executive creating high-quality, engaging, and customer-centered experiences for people online. México-born. Chief Product and Technology Officer at Tumblr (Automattic).

2 thoughts on “Subversion Cheatsheets”

  1. Wow, I was expecting to see more of this post when I clicked the “more” link. I am coming from a Rails, Git, Capistrano workflow and was trying to wrap my head around the best way to handle theme development with Subversion. When I saw this post teaser I was excited. I thought I would see a bit more of the ‘This is how WE use subversion with X aspect of our work’ kind of post. Instead there are a couple of links to cheatsheets and a link to the red book.

    Could you perhaps explain HOW you guys use svn? Not the how does svn work, but how YOU use it.

    1. Hi pixelnate—This short post was meant to be a pointer to our favorite SVN cheatsheets, but we do have plans to do a much longer blog post soon about how we use SVN.

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