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(PECL svn >= 0.1.0)

svn_cleanupRecursively cleanup a working copy directory, finishing incomplete operations and removing locks


bool svn_cleanup ( string $workingdir )

Recursively cleanup working copy directory workingdir, finishing any incomplete operations and removing working copy locks. Use when a working copy is in limbo and needs to be usable again.



String path to local working directory to cleanup

Note: Relative paths will be resolved as if the current working directory was the one that contains the PHP binary. To use the calling script's working directory, use realpath() or dirname(__FILE__).

Return Values

Returns TRUE on success or FALSE on failure.



This function is EXPERIMENTAL. The behaviour of this function, its name, and surrounding documentation may change without notice in a future release of PHP. This function should be used at your own risk.


Example #1 Basic example

This example demonstrates clean up of a working copy in a directory named help-me:


The realpath() call is necessary due to SVN's quirky handling of relative paths.

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