Posted January 26, 2011on:
1. how to check out a file that is already deleted
svn cat url_to_file@revision > file_name
this will write a basic file without the revision history. if you want revision history, use svn copy instead.
note you have to use @revision for a deleted file. cannot use -r revision. it will complain file does not exist.
in fact, you can have both @revision and -r revision and even supply two different numbers.
2. svn info
can give you the url to the depot, and the latest revision number (a bit outdated on the client machine).