I use Subversion for revision control, and while most Svn tools (like Subclipse, TortoiseSVN, and even the svn command-line client) offer decent log- and diff-tools, sometimes I find it easier to quickly pull up an Svn resource in a browser to look at it.

Let’s use the Google Code ‘svn merge fairy’ project for our guinea pig. Their current trunk is at revision 8 at the time of writing.

Now, to easily browse an earlier revision of the tree, simply edit the URL and insert “/!svn/bc/<revision number>/” after the Svn root: http://svn-merge-fairy.googlecode.com/svn/!svn/bc/1/trunk/

Here you can see that the first version (revision 1) of the project contained no files.