Subversion is version control system gaining popularity as a replacement for CVS.
If you want to interpolate keywords like $Id$ and $URL$ the following should be used in your ~/.subversion/config file
[miscellany] enable-auto-props = yes [auto-props] * = svn:keywords=Author ID URL Date Rev
To retroactively set these on a file committed prior...
svn propset svn:keywords "Id URL" <filename> svn commit
Re-use a (failed) commit message
Sometimes a commit will fail and the log message will be saved to a file e.g. svn-commit.tmp
Here is how to re-use that message which took you so long to type.
svn commit -F svn-commit.tmp
commit hooks are handy for catching errors and doing other strange things.
For example, when using subversion with Puppet it is really nice to have a pre-commit hook which runs puppet --parseonly on the files being committed to validate they have the correct syntax.
Another example is using svnspam in a post-commit to have a nicely-formatted audit trail for developers and/or administrators.
List of repo
Example of using svn list using svn+ssh method.
$ svn list svn+ssh://svnserver/path/to/svn