Browsing repository at any revision in the web interface

Applies to: VisualSVN Server 5.0 and later

The web interface allows you to view the contents of any revision of a Subversion repository. You can browse the most up-to-date version of the data in a repository, also known as latest or HEAD revision. Or you can browse any earlier revision.

You can find out the revision you are currently browsing by looking at the right side of the page above the list of files:

  • You are browsing a certain revision when you see a dropdown button with the revision number, such as Revision: 1000. HEAD revision
  • You are browsing the HEAD (i.e., latest) revision when there is no dropdown button with the revision number. Revision indicator
When browsing HEAD, the web interface automatically updates to the latest revision. You are always browsing the most up-to-date version of your dataset, unless you go to a certain revision.

See below for instructions on how to go to any specific revision or HEAD.

Browsing contents of a specific revision

Follow these steps to begin browsing contents of, for example, revision 1000 in a repository:

  1. Type in r1000 or just 1000 into the search box in the upper-right part of the web interface.
  2. Click the Jump to revision r1000 command. Jump to revision
  3. The Commit Details view opens. Click the Browse files button. Browse files
  4. Upon opening the revision, you will see a new indicator Revision: 1000 on the right side above the list of files. This means that you are now browsing the revision 1000 of the repository. Revision indicator
Using the Jump to revision command is the easiest way to open the Commit details view of a revision, but it's not the only one. You can also open the Commit details view by manually examining version history or using the History search. These two approaches do not require you to know the revision number in advance.

Switching from a specific revision to HEAD

After you have finished browsing an earlier revision of your Subversion repository, you can go to the HEAD (i.e., latest) revision.

Follow these steps to go to HEAD from, for example, revision 1000:

  1. On the right side above the list of files, click on the Revision 1000 dropdown button.
  2. Click Go to the HEAD. Go to the HEAD

After clicking the button, you will see the contents of the HEAD revision in the web interface.

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