I’ve always idly thought that one of the brilliant things about version control was that you could recover accidentally deleted files when it became necessary. Well that scenario arose today, and I realised I had absolutely no idea how to do it. Some quick Googling later and these are the commands I came up with (courtesy of the anonymous geek at M0j0 (substitute 2064 with the revision number 1 before when you deleted the files, you can get this information using
svn log --verbose, and substitute the repo’ paths with the relevant path on your own repo’):
svn cp -r 2064 https://your-repository.com/svn/some-project/trunk/site/path/to/deleted/files files
I then hit an issue whereby my repo’ wouldn’t play ball, and returned
path not found. More googling ensued and pgier, commenting on a post at Sachachua supplied the following code (which worked, again substitute the revision and paths as appropriate):
svn cp https://your-repository.com/svn/some-project/trunk/site/path/to/deleted/files@2064 files
…and there we are, mistakes un-mistaked as if by magic.