How to svn thru ssh in Linux / Mac

SVN thru SSH will transfer your files in encrypted format over the network. If u using remote svn server then i’ll recommend u to use svn over ssh. By using SVN thru SSH, you can avoid others from reading your source code and this is a good practice for everyone.

To SVN thru SSH in Linux or Mac, follow the steps below:-


  • Start your terminal
  • Use the command below to checkout from the svn thru ssh:-
    svn co svn+ssh:// /your/dest/folder

    * of course you need to change the above command variable to yours (eg. username,, repo directory and destination folder)

  • Once checkout, whenever you commit changes, the svn will be thru ssh

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