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Re: Some svn workarea questions

From: <cmpilato_at_collab.net>
Date: 2002-08-22 16:04:16 CEST

Mark <cm_mark@yahoo.com> writes:

> Considering the current and planned functionality/features of subversion, is it
> still possible to (the svn client can be on all 3 computers if needed):
> 1) tar/zip a svn workarea on one computer and write it to CD
> 2) untar/unzip it on a 2nd computer which has no access to the repository
> 3) work on any/all files in that svn workarea on that 2nd computer
> 4) move that modified svn workarea to a 3rd computer with access to the
> repository and update/commit the changes?

This should work so long as the original working copy referred to a
non-ambiguous URL (that is, *not* file:// or http://localhost/, for

> If still possible, is this workarea characteric of svn to be purposely
> maintained? If not possible, what would prevent this?

Yes, purposely maintained.

> Also, would there be any issues if a different OS account owned the svn
> workarea on each of the 3 computers?

Subversion obeys regular OS permission rules -- it can only read/write
files that the OS says that its process's user has permission to toy
with. Also, while Subversion defaults to using the current username
for authentication, this can be overridden by passing the --username
option to the program. In other words, I can be 'cmpilato' on my
machine account, but commit against the repository as user
'rockstar'. No sweat.

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