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

From: Andy Levy <andy.levy_at_gmail.com>
Date: 2007-04-23 21:56:35 CEST

On 4/19/07, Bill Burgess <burgess@greeneridge.com> wrote:
> 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?

\<cr> is a fairly common convention for indicating a line continuation
in documentation. I see it pretty often in open source documentation.

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