SVN Command Cheat Sheet
Version control is the foundation for streamlined and accelerated development. As teams grow, projects expand, and the demand to deploy frequently increases, developers are looking for a version control solution that can do it all.
So if your company is planning an upcoming migration, thinking about making a switch, or you just want to learn how Subversion (SVN) commands match up to other version control options, we’ve got you covered.
SVN Commands Cheat Sheet
Check out the list of equivalent SVN commands for Helix Core. Because SVN commands and P4 commands are similar, it means your team can hit the ground running with a superior tool. You can compare more commands at Mapping Subversion Terms and Commands to Perforce.
|Task||SVN Commands||Helix Core P4 Commands|
|Create a new depot/repo||svnadmin create||p4 depot|
|Add files to the depot/repo||svn import||p4 reconcile, then p4 submit|
|Open files in a client workspace to add them to the depot||svn add <file> , then svn commit||p4 add <file>, then p4 submit|
|Request help||svn help||p4 help|
|Provide information on changelists and changelists’ files||svn log||p4 describe|
|Copy files into the client workspace||svn checkout <URL> <target_name>||p4 sync, then p4 edit|
|Send changes to the depot||svn commit||p4 submit|
|Remove a file||svn delete <file>||p4 delete <file>|
|Compare files on the client workspace with revisions in the depot||svn diff <file>||p4 diff <file>|
|Display information about the current client and server||svn info||p4 info|
|Move a file||svn move||p4 move|
|Combine two different revisions||svn merge||p4 merge|
|Discard changes made to an open file||svn revert <file or directory>||p4 revert <file or directory>|
|Display information about the workspace files||svn status||p4 fstat, p4 opened, p4 have, p4 files|
|Obtain and update changes from the depot/repo to the client workspace||svn update||p4 sync|
|Discard changes made to open files and revert back to latest synced version||svn checkout -r <revision> url://path/to/repo||p4 revert|
|Store files without submitting||svn shelve||p4 shelve|
Switching From SVN Commands to Helix Core’s P4 Commands
Perforce Helix Core and SVN are often incorrectly equated. This is because they both can handle large files better than Git, but this is where the similarities end. Over the years, Perforce has delivered numerous innovations that have consistently improved deployment productivity and met the demands of larger teams.
What sets Helix Core apart from all other version control systems is performance and productivity. Team’s need to develop and release under tighter time constraints; SVN simply cannot support the demands. Admins need a way to promote self-service administration while maintaining top-notch security.
When it comes to release management, scalability, security, visibility , and support – Perforce has both SVN and Git beat. Take a closer look at a Comparison: Perforce Helix Core Vs. Subversion (SVN). Perforce also offers online and classroom-based trainings so SVN users can quickly leverage the power of Helix Core after migration.