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Re: Fine-grained access control as in WebDAV with svn://

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-01-22 10:09:38 CET

On Jan 21, 2005, at 4:50 PM, Robert Wenner wrote:

> Hi,
> maybe this should better go to the development list; however:
> For svn:// access, I want fine-grained access control (on a per-file
> basis) like WebDAV does.
> [Maybe the repository could even hide files the user has no access to.]
> Is this possible?

No. If you look at the table at the beginning of chapter 6, it
explicitly says so.

If you use svn:// or svn+ssh://, then at best you can get fine-grained
*write* control by using a pre-commit hook script like
commit-access-control.pl or svnperms.py. But there's no fine-grained
read control.

It's on the "would be nice someday" list, but I don't think anyone's
working on it or has any plans to do it soon.

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