Name

svn list (ls) — List directory entries in the repository.

Synopsis

svn list [TARGET[@REV]...]

Description

List each TARGET file and the contents of each TARGET directory as they exist in the repository. If TARGET is a working copy path, the corresponding repository URL will be used.

The default TARGET is ., meaning the repository URL of the current working copy directory.

With --verbose (-v), svn list shows the following fields for each item:

  • Revision number of the last commit

  • Author of the last commit

  • If locked, the letter O (see the preceding section on svn info for details).

  • Size (in bytes)

  • Date and time of the last commit

With --xml, output is in XML format (with a header and an enclosing document element unless --incremental is also specified). All of the information is present; the --verbose (-v) option is not accepted.

Examples

svn list is most useful if you want to see what files a repository has without downloading a working copy:

$ svn list http://svn.red-bean.com/repos/test/support
README.txt
INSTALL
examples/
…

You can pass the --verbose (-v) option for additional information, rather like the Unix command ls -l:

$ svn list -v file:///var/svn/repos
     16 sally         28361 Jan 16 23:18 README.txt
     27 sally             0 Jan 18 15:27 INSTALL
     24 harry               Jan 18 11:27 examples/

You can also get svn list output in XML format with the --xml option:

$ svn list --xml http://svn.red-bean.com/repos/test
<?xml version="1.0"?>
<lists>
<list
   path="http://svn.red-bean.com/repos/test">
<entry
   kind="dir">
<name>examples</name>
<size>0</size>
<commit
   revision="24">
<author>harry</author>
<date>2008-01-18T06:35:53.048870Z</date>
</commit>
</entry>
...
</list>
</lists>

For further details, see the earlier section the section called “svn list”.