How to download code using SVN/Tortoise from Google Code

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I just saw a really cool WPF twitter client that I think is developed by the Herding Code podcast guys HerdingCode called Witty. (or at least, I see a lot of those guys using this client). This project is currently posted up on Google Code.

Many of the projects on Google Code use Subversion as the version control system (including Witty). Having never used Subversion, I'm not sure what to do to download the code.

On the source page for this project (google code witty source) it gives the following instruction:

Non-members may check out a read-only working copy anonymously over HTTP.
svn checkout http://wittytwitter.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ wittytwitter-read-only

I'm confused as to where I am supposed to enter the above command so that I can download the code.

I have installed SVN and Tortoise (which I know almost nothing about).

Thanks for any help or simply pointing me in the right direction.

…Ed (@emcpadden)

Best Solution

After you install Tortoise (separate SVN client not required), create a new empty folder for the project somewhere and right click it in Windows. There should be an option for SVN Checkout. Choosing that option will open a dialog box. Paste the URL you posted above in the first textbox of that dialog box and click "OK".