Command-line svn for Windows?


Is there a command-line based version of svn for Windows? I know I can get TortoiseSVN, but that just doesn't work for me.

8/18/2015 11:27:32 AM

Accepted Answer

Newer versions of TortoiseSVN contain a console svn client, but by default the corresponding option is not checked.

The svn.exe executable is not standalone and it depends on some other files in the distribution but this should not be a problem in most cases.

Once installed you might need to add the folder containing svn.exe to the system PATH as described here so that it is available in your console. To check if it was already added by the installer open a new console and type echo %PATH%. Use set on its own to see all environmental variables.

TortoiseSVN install wizard

6/10/2016 6:13:06 AM

The subversion client itself is available on Windows. See here for certified binaries from CollabNet.

CollabNet Subversion Command-Line Client v1.6.9 (for Windows)

This installer only includes the command-line client and an auto-update component.

Even though I can't understand it's possible not to love Tortoise! :)

The above link is for newer products - you can find version 1.11.1 through 1.7.19 at Older Subversion Releases


I've used sliksvn and it works great for me


cygwin is another option. It has a port of svn.


You can get SVN command-line tools with TortoiseSVN 1.7 or later or get a 6.5mb standalone package from VisualSVN.

Starting with TortoiseSVN 1.7, its installer provides you with an option to install the command-line tools.

It also makes sense to check the Apache Subversion "Binary Packages" page. xD


As Damian noted here Command line subversion client for Windows Vista 64bits TortoiseSVN has command line tools that are unchecked by default during installation.


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