SVN Missing in Mac OS X 10.9 – Mavericks

Similar to my article posted previously regarding the omission of SVN tools in OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion, it seems Apple have dropped the feature again on OS X 10.9 Mavericks. I’m beginning to think that the non-inclusion of the SVN tools is now the de facto standard, and will be missing on all future OS X versions.

Anyway, for now, similar to the previous post, it’s quite simple to download and install.

Copied from previous post…


Install the Command Line Tools for Mountain Lion Mavericks available as a separate 116MB download from the Apple Developer site. You’ll need an Apple Developer ID, but it’s free and easy to create using your existing AppleID.

Once you’ve downloaded the 116MB file and installed the tools, you can verify that SVN is installed and check the version by opening Terminal and enter the following at the command prompt svn --version, you should see something like:

$ svn --version

svn, version 1.6.18 (r1303927)
   compiled Jun 15 2012, 19:07:58

Copyright (C) 2000-2009 CollabNet.
Subversion is open source software, see
This product includes software developed by CollabNet (http://www.Collab.Net/).

The following repository access (RA) modules are available:

* ra_neon : Module for accessing a repository via WebDAV protocol using Neon.
  - handles 'http' scheme
  - handles 'https' scheme
* ra_svn : Module for accessing a repository using the svn network protocol.
  - handles 'svn' scheme
* ra_local : Module for accessing a repository on local disk.
  - handles 'file' scheme

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