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svn cleanup — Recursively clean up the working copy


svn cleanup [PATH...]


Recursively clean up the working copy, removing working copy locks and resuming unfinished operations. If you ever get a working copy locked error, run this command to remove stale locks and get your working copy into a usable state again.

If, for some reason, an svn update fails due to a problem running an external diff program (e.g., user input or network failure), pass the --diff3-cmd to allow the cleanup process to complete any required merging using your external diff program. You can also specify any configuration directory with the --config-dir option, but you should need these options extremely infrequently.



Well, there's not much to the examples here, as svn cleanup generates no output. If you pass no PATH, then . is used:

$ svn cleanup
$ svn cleanup /var/svn/working-copy