I've used subversion for quite a while now – I vaguely remember using CVS when working with some Sourceforge projects, but most of my experience is with subversion.
I've used the command svn status (or svn st, for short) to show me what changes there are in my working copy. However, I've occasionally thought it would be nice to see what updates are available in the repository but I've never bothered to find out how to do it. Until now…
To see what updates are available in the repository, simply use:
svn status --show-updates
svn st -u