Checkout SVN soures without svn access

Matthew Burgess matthew at
Tue Jun 5 11:36:01 PDT 2007

On Tuesday 05 June 2007 04:06:27 Subhash Chandra wrote:
> Hi all,
> This something I whipped out inorder to use jhalfs. I'm behind a
> college firewall without access to connections on any ports except
> http{,s}. Had the svn had a http module, it would have been fine but
> as such, I needed a way to get the sources without svn. This little
> two liner does the magic for me.
> wget -c -r -l4 -np -nH --cut-dirs 3 -Rname,date,size,1,txt
> find -name '*?format=raw' | sed 's/?format=raw//' | xargs -i mv -v
> \{\}{\?format\=raw,}
> It uses trac to get the sources and I hope I'm not abusing the system.
> the url in first line can be changed to get blfs or any other book I
> suppose.

Anonymous checkouts should be possible via (probably best to use a browser to view 
the tags/branches/trunk structure so you only pull what you need).  This 
could probably do with being documented on the website for all the projects.



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