Tagging is the process of assigning a meaningful label to a particular version of a source tree using a version control system. Tags are like branches, except they are read-only.

Tagging with SVK

Tagging the HEAD of the trunk

svk cp //mirrors/project/trunk //mirrors/project/tags/tag_name \
       -m "Tagging the x.y release of z"

Tagging with Subversion

Tagging the HEAD of the trunk

svn cp svn+ssh://svn.example.com/project-name/trunk svn+ssh://svn.example.com/project-name/tags/the_tag