I’ve now uploaded my Subversion Configuration Suite (svn-meta) repository to Google Code so that the files are publicly available for anyone to use.
Archive for the ‘Config’ Category
Having spent some time searching the web for an answer to this question, I found the same partial information repeated many times. I prefer to keep auto-play disabled. However, I was still finding that Windows Media Player would always start when I double-clicked the DVD drive icon.
Eventually, I decided to have a bit of a dig around in the system.
Here I give Linux commands to allow the searching for filenames or strings within files without descending into the <.svn> subdirectories.
Here are details of a few system configuration shortcuts I like to have on my desktop.
“Advanced System Settings (and Environment Variables)”
Start in: C:\Windows\System32
Start in: C:\Windows
Start in: %HOMEDRIVE%%HOMEPATH%
Comment: Starts, stops, and configures Windows services.
If you have a collection of SVN repositories with common hook scripts, it makes sense to have a single copy of them in a separate directory (say _common_/) alongside the repository directories.
The hook files can then just be ‘wrappers’ that call out to the real scripts. To make things really easy, there’s no reason why those wrappers couldn’t be identical.
You might find it useful to have a short-cut to a repository on your Windoze Desktop.
Suppose the URL of the area of interest is
If you have a repository that is served locally, rather than via Apache HTTP, the URL will be more like
Simply create a new shortcut with the target
"C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TortoiseProc.exe" /command:repobrowser /path:"http://server/repos/project/trunk"
Similarly, the repository browser could be launched from within a batch file in a similar way:
@echo off start "Project Trunk" "C:\Program Files\TortoiseSVN\bin\TortoiseProc.exe" /command:repobrowser /path:"http://server/repos/project/trunk"
[This information may be found in the TortoiseSVN documentation.]