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.