I have been using subversion (svn) for years from the command
line... But some months ago I changed my job and I started using
windows environments. And I must admit TortoiseSVN is the best
GUI SVN client i've seen ever before. While my needs are
satisfied in Windows with TortoiseSVN and in Mac OS X
with SCPlugin and
SvnX, I was lacking a subversion tool to manage my files
while exploring files in my Ubuntu (nautilus file explorer).
That's why i decided to create my own set of scripts to integrate
them on Nautilus contextual menu for a quick access without
opening SVN programs or shell. I took the icons from the SVN Workbench since that is the
client that I mostly use in Ubuntu and my eye finds the actions
I created these scripts in 2007. You'd rather
read this article about TortoiseSVN for Linux before
setting any of the following scripts if you want a poslished
package without manual tuning.
This is how it looks like
The following actions are supported by now:
- svn status
- svn update
- svn add
- svn commit
It takes no more than 5 minutes to implement, for example, the
svn checkout. I leave it to you. I post this quickly because
there is people around willing to test it. This is not tested
anywhere other than in my own machine, but these are easy
scripts, I don't think you cope any problems with them.
Requeriments, not much, really:
sudo apt-get install
- Zenity (already shipped with your Ubuntu)
- Subversion of course,
sudo apt-get install
- Uncompress the TarGz in your home folder
- Execute nautilus-actions-config (or go to System
-> Preferences -> Nautilus Actions Configuration
Import every file
inside the schemas directory. I deleted the
Schemas, since users were having trouble.
- Press "Add" in the Nautilus Actions, and fill the information
Label: Commit (Name you'll see in the
~/nautilus-actions/blah/blah/commit.png (Select the
ICON you want to show in the menu)
Path: ~/nautilus-actions/blah/blah/commit.sh (Path to
the commits.sh script)
- Go to Conditions tab and select
Both in the "Appears if selection contains"
- Press OK and repeat for the rest of scripts.
- Logout your gnome session and log in again.
Download nautilus subversion integration tool (free)
UPDATE, 02 March 2009: Scripts and instructions
modified for Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex
Get the files in Github
Possible problems and solutions
- The script doesn't launch: Check the scripts are executable
(chmod 755), and launch them from the terminal to see errors.