I have found this question, but it was never resolved and don't want to hijack it for myself. I'll try and give as many details as possible.
I have a shared hosting account on a Linux server which is my web server, and I have shell access.
I'm working from a Windows machine using TortoiseSVN.
I have several web sites in my
I would advice against using a checkout working copy on production. The best way to upload to production is export. If you want something automatically you could look into some deployment script like Capistrano.
If you still want to do it .. you could use a htacccess to hide them:
<FilesMatch "\.svn/.*"> order deny,allow deny from all </FilesMatch> <Files .htaccess> order deny,allow deny from all </Files>