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

From: Mark Bohlman <mbohlman_at_tcicredit.com>
Date: 2004-06-29 22:59:41 CEST

Max Bowsher wrote:

> Mark Bohlman wrote:
>> 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).
> Max.

Thanks Max - this works like a charm! Glad that Subversion is part of
the Cygwin installs. I just hadn't gotten round to updating since the

-- Mark

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