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Unix in a Nutshell, 4th Edition by Arnold Robbins

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status

Synopsis

svn status [path ...]

Print the status of working copy files and directories. With no arguments, print only locally modified items (no repository access). With --show-updates, add working revision and server out-of-date information. With --verbose, print full revision information on every item.

The first five columns in the output are each one character wide, and each column gives you information about different aspects of each working copy item.

The first column indicates that an item was added, deleted, or otherwise changed:

space

No modifications.

A

Item is scheduled for addition.

D

Item is scheduled for deletion.

M

Item has been modified.

C

Item is in conflict with updates received from the repository.

X

Item is related to an externals definition.

I

Item is being ignored (e.g., with the svn:ignore property).

?

Item is not under version control.

!

Item is missing (e.g., you moved or deleted it without using svn). This also indicates that a directory is incomplete (a checkout or update was interrupted).

~

Item is versioned as a directory, but has been replaced by a file, or vice versa.

The second column tells the status of a file's or directory's properties:

space

No modifications.

M

Properties for this item have been modified.

C

Properties for this item are in conflict with property updates received from the repository.

The third column is populated only if the working copy directory is locked:

space

Item is ...

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