Subversion Changes to Archive File

Just a simple one-liner that I want to share with you. Do you know this problem: you have made changes to one of your projects, some files have changed, some images were added. Now you need to move this to your live server. Most often I moved the files one by one based on their change dates. Today, just before committing the changes into Subversion, I had the idea to use the Subversion changes for creating a Tarball which I could copy over to and extract on my server.

svn st | grep -v '?' | awk '{ print $2 }' | xargs tar rvfz changes.tar

svn st - show Subversion changes (assuming that you have done all you svn add stuff before)
grep -v '?' - filter files which are not versioned, ie. IntelliJ project files
awk '{ print $2 }' - print only the file path and name
xargs tar rvfz changes.tar - add these files into changes.tar

All that is left is to transfer the file via SCP or FTP and extract it in the right location.