Check Out a Working Copy

Check Out means making a copy of a project from a repository into your local file system. This copy is called a working copy. An Apache SubversionTM working copy is a specially formatted directory structure which contains additional .svn directories that store Subversion information, as well as a pristine copy of each item that is checked out.

To check out a working copy, go to the Repositories view. In case no connections to your repository are available, add a new repository locationand follow these steps to check out a working copy:

  1. Navigate to the desired repository directory in the Repositories view.
  2. Right click on the directory and select Check Out... from the popup menu.

    The Check Out dialog box is displayed:

    Check Out Dialog

  3. Click the Browse button.
  4. Select the location where the working copy is created.
  5. Select the version of the working copy format: SVN 1.4, SVN 1.5, SVN 1.6 or SVN 1.7.
  6. Select the depth to be used when checking out the working copy;
    This allows you to specify the recursion level into child resources. The depth is used if you want to check out only a part of the selected repository directory and bring in a future update the rest of the files and subdirectories. You can find out more about the check out depth in the sparse checkouts section.
  7. Select the revision number that is checked out.

    By default the last (HEAD) revision is checked out. If you need another revision, you have to specify the revision number or click the History button which opens the History dialog.

After a check out, the new working copy will be added to the list in the Working Copy view and loaded automatically.