I have simple project that is in SVN and everything works fine. I want to use code from another SVN server in folder inside this simple project.

How can I do this?

I want to have the ability to update code from this "other" SVN server later on.

svn co http://svnserverone.com/projects/trunk/ mjproject
svn co http://anotherserver.com/whatever/trunk/ mjproject/path/module

Thanks for your time and answers!


  • if your going to use externals you should look into branching your code and using a branch as external, so that in case you go rewriting the whole thing it doesn't affect you code that relies on the previus version. Feb 24, 2010 at 12:43

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The easiest way to do this is using something called svn:externals

I had to add a space to the http:// and the anotherserver due to the spam protection thing

cd mjproject/path/modules
svn propset svn:externals 'new_module_name http:// anotherserver.com/whatever/trunk/' .

property 'svn:externals' set on '.'

then commit:

svn ci -m "adding externals"

then do

svn up

References: http://beerpla.net/2009/06/20/how-to-properly-set-svn-svnexternals-property-in-svn-command-line/

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