Get the current svn branch/tag (Good for PS1/PROMPT_COMMAND cases)

svn info | grep '^URL:' | egrep -o '(tags|branches)/[^/]+|trunk' | egrep -o '[^/]+$'
Get the svn info, grep for the "URL" of the repository, pull out the tag/branch/trunk, and then just show the helpful/meaningful bit.
Sample Output
trunk

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By: isaacs
2009-04-09 20:08:45

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What Others Think

The command: svn info | sed -n "/URL:/s/.*\///p" is almost correct; however, the pattern should only find URL at the beginning of the line because svn info output has two lines that has URL in it. Fixed version is: svn info | sed -n "/^URL:/s/.*\///p" Also so it works even in non svn working copy directories direct stderr to /dev/null, this why you can use it when constructing your PS1 prompt in bash: svn info 2> /dev/null | sed -n "/^URL:/s/.*\///p"
yeppers · 35 weeks ago

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Any thoughts on this command? Does it work on your machine? Can you do the same thing with only 14 characters?

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