Performing checkout on a Subversion repository is easy. However, if a SVN repository is large in size, you might want to checkout a specific subdirectory to work only on the files inside that. This can also be done in SVN.
For example, assume you have a huge repository named
foobar and want to checkout only the subdirectory
src/joe from it. This can be done as follows:
$ svn checkout --non-recursive http://svnserver/foobar $ cd foobar $ svn update src/joe
Tried with: Subversion 1.8.8 and Ubuntu 14.04