Monday, 15 September 2008

The easiest way to download source from Google Code

If ever you need to download code from Google Code - or any other web accessible Subversion repository, but don't want the hassle of installing a full SVN client (like TortoiseSVN), you might like to try DownloadSVN.

"A Simple stand-alone EXE utility" that does just what it says on the tin. You point it at the repository URL, give it a target folder on your computer, and it sucks the source down off the web. Just note that it requires .Net 2.0.

But perhaps you have an easier way? Do tell.

20 comments:

joshua said...

This is an old article, but I'd like to say that this is exactly what I've been looking for for months now. It's really annoying that Google Code (and most other online Subversion sites) provide a means to browse the tree and view its contents--but without giving an easy way to download what I want. GitHub is the only site I've encountered yet that provides an easy "Download" button, which is mind-boggling.

Thanks for the tip!

Sam said...

Joshua - glad I could help!

Anonymous said...

Thanks.. it very helpful.....

avinashsonee said...

Thanks. Saved my time :)

Ashraf said...

How to do the same on mac OSX??

Anonymous said...

thank you very much,this is what i need.

Darpan said...

But how to use this utility.I have to download Google IOSHED applcation from code.google.com

Isotop said...

Exactly what i was looking for. Thanks a lot.

Nguyễn Ngọc Hưng said...

Can't config proxy when I'm use it at the office.

Sandzo khan said...

like this yoooo!

Thankful Wannebecoder said...

Thank god to bring the idea for that tool into your mind. I LOVE it!

Leslie Chemwolo said...

tried http://code.google.com/p/java-ide-droid/source/checkout/ and a couple others and I get error 404. Still unable to figure out what exactly is causing this. I am outside office the network. Please point me in the right direction.

Downloading: http://code.google.com/p/java-ide-droid/source/checkout/
Failed to download: The remote server returned an error: (404) Not Found.

Julien Després said...

You need to use the actual file path: http://java-ide-droid.googlecode.com/svn/
In order to get this link, simply go on the Source tab, and then click one of the files. There's a link 'View raw file' and then you get the actual repository URL.

IWIH said...

Thank you...

Yuanbatou said...

good, used to download the DBICP code from google code.

Ashraf Sayied-Ahmad said...

it raises HTTP 407 - Authenticate Required. So how can I enter my credenials?

mts said...

imba tool

duc said...

thanks so much!

Lewa said...

thanks bro, that helped me a lot :)

Jack said...

I found this http://svndownload.eu5.org/ via http://stackoverflow.com/questions/8386894/download-an-svn-repository You just paste the url and get a zip file as download.

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