How to Install Subversion or SVN Client on Windows?

What is SVN and client

SVN abbrevated as SubVersionN.

SVN client is mostly used by software developers to do the svn based operations(creating a branch, Checkout and committing code etc..).

This task is mostly done daily to make code changes on java projects.

First, try to get the required installation exe file CollabNet Subversion Client v1.6.12 (for Windows) from collab’s site.

Once you downloaded the exe file, following the following steps to install the svn client on windows.

1. click on CollabNet Subversion Command-Line Client v1.5.12.exe file and follow the instructions to install the client on your local box.
This will install to the default folder in program files i.e Drive:\Program Files\CollabNet\Subversion Server.

2. After installing the svn client, go to Environment Variables in System properties, please make sure that “Drive:\Program Files\CollabNet\Subversion Server” value is added to PATH variable.
if PATH is not set, please add “%PATH%;.;Drive:\Program Files\CollabNet\Subversion Server” as value for the key “PATH”.

SVN install path settings

3. Svn version Command

Now SVN client is installed and ready to use.

Please open a command prompt and type the following command in the command prompt to test the svn client is properly installed or not.

svn --version

here is the result of the above command.

subversion svn command example

Command results in the correct version 5.2.14. so you are ready to use svn client for doing more operations.

SVN install in Linux

using apt command, we can install subversion and dependencies.

You need sudo permission to run this command

apt install subversion apache2 libapache2-mod-svn

Please run below command

$ svn --version
svn, version 1.9.12 


You learned how to install svn and client in windows and linux OS.

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