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Re: username option ignored

From: Ben Collins-Sussman <sussman_at_collab.net>
Date: 2005-02-04 18:39:56 CET

On Feb 4, 2005, at 11:25 AM, Sergio Rua wrote:

> Hello,
> Ben Collins-Sussman wrote:
>>> I noticed a problem. It looks like the options --username and
>>> --password are many times ignored.
>> Subversion is a "server pull" authentication system, not a "client
>> push" one like CVS. So if the server never asks for authentication,
>> then --username and --password will never be used. The client cannot
>> force authentication; that's
> Ok, but then I have a problem. This is the case: I have a repository
> on a server which I'm sharing with several users, for example, a PHP
> website.
> What I'm trying to do is that is one of the webmaster goes to the
> server and modifies any file, he should be able to commit the changes
> to the SVN server but using his username.
> I have the options "store-passwords = no" and "store-auth-creds = no"
> so it asks for password everytime but I cannot change the user. Any
> idea how to do it? Thanks a lot.

You haven't told us enough. Are you working over file:///? http://?
svn://? svn+ssh://?

How is the webmaster modifying files? Are you saying that the live
website is a shared working copy? That different people change files
in the one working copy, and then want to commit the changes as

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