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Re: SVN command line and Cygwin problem (and resolution) on Windows - FYI

From: Max Bowsher <maxb_at_ukf.net>
Date: 2004-06-29 19:41:24 CEST

Mark Bohlman wrote:
> All,
> Recently I modified the my startup batch file for cygwin on WinXP
> including setting the CYGWIN environment variable to 'tty' as
> recommended for emacs usage. This has an unpleasant side effect of
> hiding the password prompt for a new repository (or if you blow away the
> credential auth files under %APPDATA%/Subversion/auth). Without the
> auth files from the command line you are prompted for the password (I'm
> using domain authentication with the sspi options in my httpd.conf file).
> So a command line like:
> $ svn ls http://server/repos
> results in output like:
> Authentication realm: <http://a_server:80>my text blurb here
> Hitting return shows the password prompt one time along with an
> additional message and a username prompt as in:
> Password for 'fred':
> Authentication realm: <http://a_server:80>my text blurb here
> Username:
> You can enter a new username, but nothing ever comes back. Ctrl-C gets
> you out of this. Drove me nuts for a bit (ok, so that's a short trip)
> until I remembered making that change to my Cygwin environment.

Yes, if you are using a *native Windows* subversion. If you use a *Cygwin* subversion, you won't have this problem (and, as an extra
bonus, a Cygwin subversion will understand Cygwin unix-style paths).


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