For those still living in an SVN world,
When you have a multitude of modified files in your working copy, and want to commit all but 1 or 2 files without all the hand typing, enter changelists.
$ svn status
// This will add all working copy files, can be adjusted to add only relevant files
$ svn changelist mychangelist -R .
// Remove the nascent one(s)
$ svn changelist mychangelist --remove file_not_ready_for_commit
// Commit only the files in the changelist
$ svn commit --changelist mychangelist
For all the details: