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NAME

       svnwrap - Umask wrapper for subversion client commands

SYNOPSIS

       svnwrap {program} [args...]

DESCRIPTION

       svnwrap  is  a  simple  shell script to work around permission problems
       when sharing Subversion  repositories  between  multiple  local  users.
       svnwrap can be used either by specifying a particular subversion client
       command on the command line, or by invoking it by the same name as  the
       desired client command, via a symlink.

       svnwrap sets the umask to 002, then launches the appropriate subversion
       client command.  For complicated reasons, this is needed when using the
       clients with BDB-format repositories, but not for FSFS-format ones.

EXAMPLES

       To  create  a  new  BDB-format shared repository (note that FSFS-format
       shared repositories should also be created this way):

       svnwrap svnadmin create --fs-type=bdb /path/to/repo
       chgrp -R shared_group /path/to/repo

       The following line in /etc/inetd.conf can be used to serve svn:// URLs:

       svn stream tcp nowait                                       my_svn_user
       /usr/bin/svnwrap svnserve svnserve -i -r /srv/svn

       The following commands enable use of svnwrap  for  local  file:///  and
       remote svn+ssh:// URLs:

       ln -s /usr/bin/svnwrap /usr/local/bin/svn
       ln -s /usr/bin/svnwrap /usr/local/bin/svnserve

       svn  is used for local file:/// URLs, and svnserve is invoked by remote
       users of svn+ssh:// URLs.

BUGS

       If you symlink the svn binary to  svnwrap,  as  shown  in  one  of  the
       examples,  all local users’ working copies will also use the new umask.
       Be sure to warn your users about this,  as  security-related  surprises
       are rarely pleasant.

SEE ALSO

       svnserve(8), svn(1), svnlook(1).

AUTHOR

       svnwrap  and this manual were written by Peter Samuelson for the Debian
       Project (but may be used by others).

                                  2006-04-21                        SVNWRAP(1)