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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)