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       svnserve - Server for the 'svn' repository access method


       svnserve [options]


       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).

            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.

       -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.

            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
            provided  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
            repository  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.

            When  combined  with  --tunnel,  overrides  the  pre-authenticated  username 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 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.

            When  specified,  svnserve  reads  filename  once  at  program startup and caches the
            svnserve configuration.  The password  and  authorization  configurations  referenced
            from  filename  will  be  loaded on each connection.  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.

            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.