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Manual incorrectly implies \<cr> OK in authorization_keys file?

From: Bill Burgess <burgess_at_greeneridge.com>
Date: 2007-04-19 23:18:10 CEST

The Subversion manual for 1.4 (compiled from r2782) on page 172
gives an example for embedding an svnserve command within the
~/.ssh/authorization_keys file:

command="svnserve -t --tunnel-user=harry",no-port-forwarding,\
         no-agent-forwarding,no-X11-forwarding,no-pty \
         TYPE1 KEY1 harry@example.com

I can't speak to other platform configurations, but OpenSSH_3.5p1
running under Red Hat Linux 9 does NOT appear to respect the
backslash convention in the authorization_keys file. My attempt
at following this example nearly verbatim failed repeatedly,
ignoring the command option and allowing shell access if asked.

When I removed the backslashes and carriage returns everything
worked as advertised.

Perhaps the manual should be amended somehow?

--Bill Burgess

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