Check out means to make a copy of a project from a repository to your local file
system. This copy is called a working copy. An Apache Subversion™
working copy is a specially formatted directory structure that contains additional
.svn directories, which store Subversion information, as well as a
pristine copy of each item that is checked out.
To check out a working copy, locate and select the desired directory in the
Repositories view and select the Check out...
action from the contextual menu, the toolbar, or the Repository
Check Out Dialog
The following options can be configured in the Check out dialog
Note: To check out an item that was deleted, moved, or replaced, you need to
specify the original URL (before the item was removed) and use a peg
revision at the end (for example, URL@rev1234).
You can choose between the HEAD or Other
revision. If you need to check out a specific revision, specify it in the
Other text box or use the History button
and choose a revision from the History dialog box.
Check out to
location where you want to check out the new working copy by typing
the local path in the text box or by using the Browse button. If
the specified local path does not point to an existing directory, it will automatically be
Important: By default, the SVN system only checks out the content of the
directory specified by the URL, and not the directory itself. Therefore, it is
recommended to use the Browse button to select the check
out location so that the client will automatically append the name of the
remote directory to the path of the selected directory.
Warning: The destination directory should be empty. If files exist, they are
skipped (left unchanged) by the check out operation and displayed as
modified after the operation has finished. Also, the destination
directory must not already be under version control.
The SVN format of the working copy. You can choose between SVN
1.8 or SVN 1.7.
The depth is useful if you want to check out only a part of the selected
repository directory and bring the rest of the files and subdirectories in a future
update. You can find out more about the checkout depth in the sparse checkouts section. You can choose
between the following depths:
Recursive (infinity) - Checks out all the files and folders
contained in the selected folder.
Immediate children (immediates) - Checks out only the child
files and folders without recursing subfolders.
File children only (files) - Checks out only the child
This folder only (empty) - Checks out only the selected
folder (no child file or folder is included).
Ignore "svn:externals" definitions
When enabled, external items are ignored in the check out operation. This
option is only available if you choose the Recursive (infinity)
After a check out, the new working copy is added to the list in the Working Copy view and