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       SVN::Notify::Mirror - Keep a mirrored working copy of a repository path


       Use svnnotify in post-commit:

         svnnotify --repos-path "$1" --revision "$2" \
          --handler Mirror --to "/path/to/www/htdocs" \
          [--svn-binary /full/path/to/svn] \
          [--tag-regex "regex"]

       or better yet, use SVN::Notify::Config for a more sophisticated setup:

         #!/usr/bin/perl -MSVN::Notify::Config=$0
         --- #YAML:1.0
           PATH: "/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin"
           handler: Mirror
           minimal: 1
           to: "/path/to/www/htdocs"
           handler: Mirror
           to: "/path/to/remote/www/htdocs"
           handler: Mirror
           to: "/path/to/another/dir"
           tag-regex: "TRUNK-"


       Keep a directory in sync with a portion of a Subversion repository.  Typically used to
       keep a development web server in sync with the changes made to the repository.  This
       directory can either be on the same box as the repository itself, or it can be remote (via
       SSH connection).


       Depending on whether the target is a "Local Mirror" or a Remote Mirror, there are
       different options available.  All options are available either as a commandline option to
       svnnotify or as a hash key in SVN::Notify::Config (see their respective documentation for
       more details).

   Common Options
       In addition to all of the options available to svnnotify, there is a single global option
       that affects both "Local Mirror" and Remote Mirror targets:

           If the "--minimal" flag is passed on the commandline (or a hash entry created in a
           config file), then the update will occur at the shortest common path of all files/dirs
           that are changed for that revision.  For example, using the example config file above,
           the following changes occured in rev 23:

             Changed paths:
               M path/in/repository/subdir/subdir2/file.1
               A path/in/repository/subdir/file.2
               M path/in/repository/subdir/subdir3/file.3

           and the checked-out mirror was in "/path/to/www/htdocs", then the update would be
           executed in the "/path/to/www/htdocs/subdir" directory.  This is the shorted common
           path of the updated files.

           NOTE: when using the SVN::Notify::Config mode, the matching path (in the above example
           "path/in/repository") is stripped off of the shortest common path prior to appending
           that to the destination path (the "to:" key).  It is assumed that a matching key is
           the "root" of the working copy.

   Working Copy on Mirror
       Because 'svn export' is not able to be consistently updated, the sync'd directory must be
       a full working copy, and if you are running Apache, you should add lines like the
       following to your Apache configuration file:

         # Disallow browsing of Subversion working copy
         # administrative directories.
         <DirectoryMatch "^/.*/\.svn/">
          Order deny,allow
          Deny from all

       The files in the working copy must be writeable (preferrably owned) by the user identity
       executing the hook script (this is the user identity that is running Apache or svnserve

   Local Mirror
       Used for directories local to the repository itself (NFS or other network mounted drives
       count).  The only required options are:

       ·   handler = Mirror

           Specifies that this module is called to process the Notify event.

       ·   to = /path/to/working/copy

           Specified which directory should be updated.

   Remote Mirror
       Used for mirrors on some other box, e.g. a web server in a DMZ network.  See
       SVN::Notify::Mirror::SSH or SVN::Notify::Mirror::Rsync for more details.  All "ssh-*"
       options are now deprecated in the base class and support for them will be removed in the
       next major release.  Please update your configurations (see SVN::Notify::Mirror::SSH for

   Methods of Mirroring
       There are two schemes to keep a directory synced to a path in the repository:

       1. Update a checked out working copy
           This is the normal mode of operation and is commonly used to keep a test web server in
           sync with the repository on every commit.

       2. Switch a working copy to a new tag
           This is the preferred method when you want to keep a production web server up to date
           with only specific revisions, through the use of smart tagging.

       For the latter case, SVN::Notify::Mirror can be configured to monitor a path in the
       repository and only trigger an update when the path matches a specific regular expression,
       and do so by switching the mirrored path to the new tag.

       ·   tag-regex

           This optional parameter works with any "Local Mirror" or "Remote Mirror", using any of
           the applicable transfer methods (currently local, SSH, or Rsync).  The "--tag-regex"
           parameter takes a string which will be interpreted as a conventional Perl regex, and
           only those repository paths which match the regex will be updated.  The regex also
           determines what the mirrored directory will be switched to.

           For example, using a SVN::Notify::Config file (which is the most useful way to employ
           this option):

             #!/usr/bin/perl -MSVN::Notify::Config=$0
             --- #YAML:1.0
               PATH: "/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin"
               handler: Mirror
               to: "/path/to/test/htdocs"
               handler: Mirror
               to: "/path/to/production/htdocs"
               tag-regex: "TRUNK-"

           This would have the effect of keeping the path "/path/to/test/htdocs" in sync on every
           commit, but "/path/to/production/htdocs" would be switched only when a tag was created
           in "project1/tags" that matched the string "TRUNK-".  NOTE: this is not a
           sophisticated regex; in particular you should not employ anchors, since the URL is not
           split into repos-root and path segments before testing.

           To initialize the switch directory, you must perform an initial checkout like this:

            $ svn checkout file://$REPOS/project1/tags/TRUNK-0_0_1

           where "TRUNK-0_0_1" is the name of any path in the ".../tags/" folder.

PREREQUISITES (Optional and otherwise)

       The only mandatory prerequisite is SVN::Notify (obviously), but the presence of several
       other modules will enable other features:

           Permits a YAML config file to be used as the entire postcommit script, like the second
           example in the SYNOPSIS above.

           Required to use SSH to update a remote working copy.  See SVN::Notify::Mirror::SSH for
           usage of that transport method.

           Required to use rsync to update a remote working copy  See SVN::Notify::Mirror::RSync
           for usage of that transport method..

       If you install any of these modules after installing SVN::Notify::Mirror, those features
       will be available immediately (though you can rerun the install in order to see the


       John Peacock <>


       Copyright (c) 2005-2008 John Peacock

       This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same
       terms as Perl itself.

       The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.


       SVN::Notify, SVN::Notify::Config