svnserve - Server for the ’svn’ repository access method
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:
Causes svnserve to run in daemon mode. svnserve backgrounds
itself and accepts and serves TCP/IP connections on the svn port
(3690, by default).
Causes svnserve to listen on port when run in daemon mode.
Causes svnserve to listen on the interface specified by host,
which may be either a hostname or an IP address.
When used together with -d, this option causes svnserve to stay in
the foreground. This option is mainly useful for debugging.
Causes svnserve to use the stdin/stdout file descriptors, as is
appropriate for a daemon running out of inetd.
Displays a usage summary and exits.
-r root, --root=root
Sets the virtual root for repositories served by svnserve. The
pathname in URLs provided by the client will be interpreted rela-
tive to this root, and will not be allowed to escape this root.
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.
When combined with --tunnel, overrides the pre-authenticated user-
name with the supplied 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 committers, each hav-
ing a distinct ssh identity.
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.
Causes svnserve to accept one connection on the svn port, serve
it, and exit. This option is mainly useful for debugging.
Once the client has selected a repository by transmitting its URL,
svnserve reads a file named conf/svnserve.conf in the repository direc-
tory to determine repository-specific settings such as what authentica-
tion database to use and what authorization policies to apply. See the
svnserve.conf(5) man page for details of that file format.
Man(1) output converted with