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Checks out a working copy from the repository (PECL svn:0.1-0.2)
bool svn_checkout ( string repos, string targetpath [, int revision] )

Checks out a working copy from the repository at repos to targetpath at revision revision.



String URL path to directory in repository to check out.


String local path to directory to check out in to


Relative paths will be resolved as if the current working directory was the one that contains the PHP binary. To use the calling script's working directory, use realpath() or dirname(__FILE__).


Integer revision number of repository to check out. Default is HEAD, the most recent revision.

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.



This function is EXPERIMENTAL. The behaviour of this function, the name of this function, and anything else documented about this function may change without notice in a future release of PHP. Use this function at your own risk.


Example 2490. Basic example

This example demonstrates how to check out a directory from a repository to a directory named calc:

('', dirname(__FILE__) . '/calc');

The dirname(__FILE__) call is necessary in order to convert the calc relative path into an absolute one. If calc exists, you can also use realpath() to retrieve an absolute path.