Sometimes you need to retrieve a single file from SVN without doing a checkout on the repository.
SVN provides the svn cat to output the content of a file. You can redirect the output to get the file as :
svn cat https://svn.mydomain.com/project/folder/file.ext > file.ext
You can also use a simple shell script to do the work :
$ cat svnget
#!/bin/sh if [ -z "$1" ]; then echo echo "Usage : $0 <SVN-URL>" echo exit fi fn=`basename $1` svn cat $1 > $fn