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Re: svnshell-like client

From: Rick Varney <rnvarney_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Thu, 9 Jun 2011 09:26:05 -0700 (PDT)

> > From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2011a_at_ryandesign.com>

> >> cadaver(1) allows browsing WebDAV HTTP servers from the command line.
> >> It doesn't do everything you want (but you might be able to use it as
> >> a starting point (if you enable http:// access to your repositories)).
> >
> > I was going to suggest WebDAV too, only I was going to recommend using your
> > WebDAV client (assuming your OS has one) to mount the repository, then using

> > your OS shell or disk browser to examine it as desired. I just tried this on
> >
> > OS X and it worked fine. No need to install additional software. (Though
> > would be the need to enable WebDAV on your repository server, if you're not
> > already using http to serve the repository.)
> On Jun 8, 2011, at 00:04, Rick Varney wrote:
> > Hello Ryan,
> >
> > Interesting!  I'd like to play with this, but I have not yet enabled http://

> > access to my repository - we're still using svnserve for now.  I'm trying to
> > Konqueror on Linux to connect to:
> >
> > webdav://svn.apache.org/repos/afs/
> >
> > But without success - maybe WebDAV is not enabled for this server?  Are you
> > aware of any WebDAV enabled servers on the web I could play with?
> >
> > I emailed you off the subversion users list because I didn't think this
> > would be of general interest.  Feel free to CC the list if you feel it is.
> >
> > Thanks for the suggestion!
> >
> > Rick

> From: Ryan Schmidt <subversion-2011a_at_ryandesign.com>
> To: Rick Varney <rnvarney_at_yahoo.com>
> Sent: Tue, June 7, 2011 10:18:27 PM
> Subject: Re: svnshell-like client
> All Subversion servers serving over http or https are WebDAV enabled;
> the Subversion Apache module is a layer on top of WebDAV; WebDAV is a
> prerequisite for its use.
> Accessing http://svn.apache.org/repos/afs/ in a web browser says it's 404 not
> Perhaps you meant http://svn.apache.org/repos/asf/ ? Connecting to that in the

> Mac OS X Finder, I am able to browse it.
> Even if you continue to use svnserve for your developers, you could
> enable http and/or https access so that you can browse by WebDAV. You could
> even make the web access read-only and only allow writes via svnserve.
> http://svnbook.red-bean.com/nightly/en/svn.serverconfig.multimethod.html

I decided that maybe this would be educational to others like me,
so I am posting it to the list.

If I mount the the repository as a file system using a WebDAV client,
how would I accomplish doing an svn info on a file, for example?  I assume
that svn info would think files in the mounted file system are unversioned
Is there a way to discover the URL of files mounted in this way?


Received on 2011-06-09 18:26:41 CEST

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