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Re: svn blame prompts for password for every. single. file.

From: Erik Huelsmann <ehuels_at_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 25 Jun 2008 23:58:43 +0200

On Wed, Jun 25, 2008 at 7:13 PM, Wade Tregaskis <wtregaskis_at_apple.com> wrote:
>>> Subject pretty much says it all. There's no reason for it to do so; it
>>> manages with any other command I use just fine.
>> Could you give a little bit more information? Are you running multiple
>> invocations of 'svn blame', or just one? What authentication method are you
>> using? Which version of Subversion?
> svn+ssh. It occurs with version 1.4 or 1.5. All I'm doing is running "svn
> blame file1.c file2.c etc". For every other command I'm familiar with, I'm
> prompted only once per run of 'svn' for my password, which makes sense and
> is what I want.
> In many cases I'm on a temporary machine and setting up ssh keys is more
> pain than it's worth. It's also convenient from a security perspective as I
> don't have to worry about caching; my password is required for every single
> 'svn' invocation. I'm sure I can fiddle with ssh-agent and whatnot to have
> immediate timeouts, but, why bother (and, would it even solve the issue at
> hand in such a case?) ?

Yes, it would solve the issue at hand. The Subversion code has been
written on the assumption that connections are light-weight objects
which can be created whenever necessary. Blame creates a connection
per target and disposes of that connection right after completion.
Noticing it needs another file blamed, it sets up a new one.



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