I can’t tell you how much I like using svn to pull down the latest version of webapps rather than wget, and the whole untar and copy recipe. So no longer do I have to run: $ cd webdir/temp $ wget http://wordpress.org/latest.tar.gz $ tar xzvf latest.tar.gz $ cd wordpress $ cp -ar * ~/webdir $ ...various cleanups here.

Now all I need do is: $ cd webdir $ svn update $ cleanup stuff here if needed.

Much nicer! Thanks for the SVN access, even if Linus hates svn/cvs.

For a complete guide on how to setup your own svn goodness, please read this article.