I am using Windows 7 OS with this svn client: D:\> svn --version svn, Version 1.8.3-SlikSvn-1.8.3-X64 (SlikSvn/1.8.3) X64 When i run svn export path1 path2 I am missing all external files. According to this post i found with google, externals should be part of the export: http://svn.haxx.se/users/archive-2004-09/0396.shtml Also there is an option to ignore externals. I do not use this option. So i expect the externals to be part of the export. I am using a new feature of svn:externals to specify not directories, but files directly. This is my svn:externals definition. The external files have been downloaded successfully on svn up: D:\> svn propget svn:externals myPath http://myHost/svn/xxxxx/xxx.java@5836 xxx.java http://myHost/svn/xxxxx/xxx.xml@5838 xxx.xml I posted this bug report on the developers mailinglist and it was confirmed by Stefan: http://svn.haxx.se/dev/archive-2013-09/0143.shtml For the time being Stefan suggested to use external directories as workaround.
Original issue reported by david888