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Linux 2.6 - man page for svnserve (linux section 8)

svnserve(8)									      svnserve(8)

NAME
       svnserve - Server for the 'svn' repository access method

SYNOPSIS
       svnserve [options]

DESCRIPTION
       svnserve  allows access to Subversion repositories using the svn network protocol.  It can
       both run as a standalone server process, or it can run out of inetd.  You  must	choose	a
       mode of operation when you start svnserve.  The following options are recognized:

       -d, --daemon
	    Causes  svnserve  to run in daemon mode.  svnserve backgrounds itself and accepts and
	    serves TCP/IP connections on the svn port (3690, by default).

       --listen-port=port
	    Causes svnserve to listen on port when run in daemon mode.

       --listen-host=host
	    Causes svnserve to listen on the interface specified by host, which may be	either	a
	    hostname or an IP address.

       --foreground
	    When  used	together  with -d, this option causes svnserve to stay in the foreground.
	    This option is mainly useful for debugging.

       -i, --inetd
	    Causes svnserve to use the stdin/stdout file descriptors, as  is  appropriate  for	a
	    daemon running out of inetd.

       -h, --help
	    Displays a usage summary and exits.

       --version
	    Print  svnserve's  version	and  the  repository  filesystem back-end(s) a particular
	    svnserve supports.

       -r root, --root=root
	    Sets the virtual root for repositories served by svnserve.	The pathname in URLs pro-
	    vided  by  the  client  will  be  interpreted  relative to this root, and will not be
	    allowed to escape this root.

       -R --read-only
	    Force all write operations through this svnserve instance to be forbidden, overriding
	    all other access policy configuration.  Do not use this option to set general reposi-
	    tory access policy - that is what  the  conf/svnserve.conf	repository  configuration
	    file is for.  This option should be used only to restrict access via a certain method
	    of invoking svnserve - for example, to allow write access via  SSH,  but  not  via	a
	    svnserve  daemon,  or  to  create  a restricted SSH key which is only capable of read
	    access.

       -t, --tunnel
	    Causes svnserve to run in tunnel mode, which is just like the inetd mode of operation
	    (serve  one connection over stdin/stdout) except that the connection is considered to
	    be pre-authenticated with the username of the current uid.	This flag is selected  by
	    the client when running over a tunnel agent.

       --tunnel-user=username
	    When  combined  with --tunnel, overrides the pre-authenticated username with the sup-
	    plied username.  This is useful in combination with  the  ssh  authorized_key  file's
	    "command"  directive  to allow a single system account to be used by multiple commit-
	    ters, each having a distinct ssh identity.

       -T, --threads
	    When running in daemon mode, causes svnserve to spawn a thread instead of  a  process
	    for each connection.  The svnserve process still backgrounds itself at startup time.

       --config-file=filename
	    When  specified,  svnserve	reads  filename  once  at  program startup and caches the
	    svnserve configuration and any passwords and authorization	configuration  referenced
	    from  filename.   svnserve	will not read any per-repository conf/svnserve.conf files
	    when this option is used.  See the svnserve.conf(5) man page for details of the  file
	    format for this option.

       --pid-file=filename
	    When specified, svnserve will write its process ID to filename.

       -X, --listen-once
	    Causes  svnserve  to accept one connection on the svn port, serve it, and exit.  This
	    option is mainly useful for debugging.

       Unless the --config-file option was specified on the command line,  once  the  client  has
       selected   a   repository   by	transmitting   its  URL,  svnserve  reads  a  file  named
       conf/svnserve.conf in the repository directory to determine  repository-specific  settings
       such as what authentication database to use and what authorization policies to apply.  See
       the svnserve.conf(5) man page for details of that file format.

SEE ALSO
       svnserve.conf(5)

										      svnserve(8)


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