It is amazing to know that we can create repository with command prompt also. So in this lesson we will learn ‘how to create repository using command prompt’. Moreover, sometimes there are requirements to show or hide the working copy on network using SVN. So to accomplish this we will go through ‘how to do sparse checkout’.

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Creating repository using command prompt
 
Step 1. Create a new folder for example as SVN in ‘D’ drive or in any drive as comfortable. Open the command prompt by pressing two keys Win+X, a window as below will appear.
opening-command-prompt-from-start
 
Step 2. A command prompt window will appear as below.
command-prompt-window
 
Step 3. Now type the following command as below and press enter

->D:\SVN>svnadmin create –fs-type fsfs NewRepository

Now ‘NewRepository’ folder is created as a ‘repository’ in the same drive under SVN folder.
creating-svn-repository-in-command-prompt
 
Step 4. Sparse Checkout
When you select a directory where you want to place your working copy, right click on that folder and select ‘SVNCheckout’ then window will appear as below
svn-checkout-window
 
Step 5. Select ‘Choose items’ a new window will appear as below, select the file which you want as a working copy and press ‘OK’. Only selected files will be shown under working folder.

repository-browser-window

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