Fs2 open on Linux/Acquiring the Code
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Acquiring the Code
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Before you begin, make sure you have write permissions on your current working directory. $HOME/$USER is a pretty safe bet. I recommend that you create a permanent /$HOME/$USER/src directory from which you run the svn command, this way git/svn will only update the files changed the next time you download the source and it's always nice to have things organized. Make sure you have git/svn installed on your system. See the Installing Git chapter on installing Git.
Now get the source. Run from a terminal:
$ svn checkout svn://svn.icculus.org/fs2open/trunk/fs2_open (deprecated)
This will pull in the most recent source code from the 'master' or 'HEAD' branch.