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From Andreas Stieger <>
Subject Re: Commit bot without password
Date Wed, 03 Sep 2014 20:30:14 GMT

On 03/09/14 21:21, Kim Gräsman wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 3, 2014 at 10:08 PM, Branko Čibej <> wrote:
>>>> You could try the following trick: on the build machine, with the bot's
>>>> credentials, do this:
>>>>     $ svn commit -m ... --with-revprop on-behalf-of=username
>>>> then on the server, add a pre-commit hook script that looks at the
>>>> revision properties of the transaction (svnlook propget --revprop)
>>>> that's about to be committed; and if svn:author is the bot, and the
>>>> on-behalf-of property exists, the script would replace the svn:author
>>>> value and delete the on-behalf-of property (svnadmin setrevprop).
>>>> This is just a blue-sky idea, I've never actually done that; but I don't
>>>> see a reason, offhand, why it wouldn't work.
>>> Nice idea, sounds promising!
>>> And as for atomicity, this all happens before the commit transaction
>>> hits the actual repo, right?
>> Yes, that's the whole point of doing this in the pre-commit hook.
> Makes sense, thanks.
> I'm reading about this now, but unfortunately svnadmin seems to work
> on revision numbers, not transaction names, so I guess we can't use it
> to set revprops. Am I missing something?

Example for manipulating the revision properties of the incoming


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