How do I recover a lost ports directory with svn?

Matthias Apitz guru at
Tue Dec 26 16:59:16 UTC 2017

On Tuesday, 26 December 2017 17:27:54 CET, Bob Willcox <bob at> 
> I accidently removed one of my ports subdirectories, devel/swig13, and
> need to check it back out from svn. Unfortunately the documentation for
> svn seems skimpy (at best) and I'm not able to come up with a command
> and arguments that will allow me to check out this port's directory.
> Is there some way to do this (w/o removing everything and checking it
> all out again)? Any help much appreciated.
> Thanks,
> Bob

cd /usr/ports
svn up


svn up -rnnnnnn


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