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From Nico Kadel-Garcia <>
Subject Re: path-based authorization, whitespace in foldername
Date Thu, 24 Feb 2011 00:47:34 GMT
On Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 5:20 AM, Necati Mercan
<> wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm using svn-version 1.4.6, apache version 2.2.8 on an ubuntu 8.04 LTS.
> On the client side, mostly win xp with tortoisesvn.
> The setup is using https and path-based-authorization and everything was
> working fine.
> Users are separated into different groups, not everyone has access
> everywhere and on every repository.
> The situation at hand. In the authorization file dav_svn.authz:
> [myrepo:/]
> @G_everyone=
> @G_general_myrepo_group=rw
> [myrepo:/foobar]
> @G_special=rw
> This setup worked until "foobar" got renamed into "foo bar". I want to give
> also the @G_special access to the folder "foo bar".
> How do I specify a folder with whitespaces in its name? Tried single quotes,
> double quotes, %20 but to be honest it is irritating.
> Simply don't know truly how the modules and apache interact and work,
> therefore no clue how to specify the path in the auth-file.

Can't you just not use folders with spaces in the names? You can avoid
a world of scripting and software management pain by not doing this.

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