svn is not able to export a single file. it would be nice if this would work. $ svnadmin create rep $ mkdir imptest $ touch imptest/ts.txt $ svn import imptest/ file:///`pwd`/rep -m "" Adding imptest/ts.txt $ svn export file:///`pwd`/rep/ts.txt . svn: Attempted to create entry in non-directory parent btw: importing "imptest" does not make an "imptest" directory in the repository, which is not intuitive too.
Original issue reported by ford