Author image Michael Gregorowicz

NAME

SVN::Access - Perl extension to manipulate SVN Access files

SYNOPSIS

  use SVN::Access;
  my $acl = SVN::Access->new(acl_file   =>  '/usr/local/svn/conf/my_first_dot_com.conf');

  # add a group to the config
  $acl->add_group(
      name      =>      'stooges',
      members   =>      [qw/larry curly moe shemp/],
  );

  # write out the acl (thanks Gil)
  $acl->write_acl;

  # give the stooges commit access to the production version of 
  # our prized intellectual property, the free car giver-awayer.. 
  # (thats how we get users to the site.)
  $acl->add_resource(
      name       => '/free_car_giver_awayer/branches/prod_1.21-sammy_hagar',
      authorized => {
          '@stooges' => 'rw',
      }
  );

  $acl->write_pretty; # with the equals signs all lined up.

DESCRIPTION

SVN::Access includes both an object oriented interface for manipulating SVN access files (AuthzSVNAccessFile files), as well as a command line interface to that object oriented programming interface (svnaclmgr.pl).

Gil Hicks has a much better description of this module...

Definitely a jackhammer, I'm in there with some pressure and when I'm done, you're not the same as before. You're changed.

METHODS

new the constructor, takes key / value pairs. only one is required.. in fact only one is used right now. acl_file.

Example: my $acl = SVN::Access->new(acl_file => '/path/to/my/acl.conf');

add_resource adds a resource to the current acl object structure. note: the changes are only to the object structure in memory, and one must call the write_acl method, or the write_pretty method to commit them.

Example: $acl->add_resource('/', rick => 'rw', steve => 'rw', gibb => 'r', );

remove_resource removes a resource from the current acl object structure. as with add_resource these changes are only to the object structure in memory, and must be commited with a write_ method.

Example: $acl->remove_resource('/');

resources returns an array of resource objects, takes no arguments.

Example: for($acl->resources) { print $_->name . "\n"; }

resource resolves a resource name to its SVN::Access::Resource object.

Example: my $resource = $acl->resource('/');

add_group adds a group to the current acl object structure. these changes are only to the object structure in memory, and must be written out with write_acl or write_pretty.

Example: $acl->add_group('stooges', 'larry', 'curly', 'moe', 'shemp');

remove_group removes a group from the current acl object structure. these changes are only to the object structure in memory, and must be written out with write_acl or write_pretty.

Example: $acl->remove_group('stooges');

groups returns an array of group objects, takes no arguments.

Example: for($acl->groups) { print $_->name . "\n"; }

group resolves a group name to its SVN::Access::Group object.

Example: $acl->group('pants_wearers')->add_member('ralph');

write_acl takes no arguments, writes out the current acl object structure to the acl_file specified in the constructor.

Example: $acl->write_acl;

write_pretty the same as write_acl, but does it with extra whitespace to line things up.

Example: $acl->write_pretty;

SEE ALSO

subversion (http://subversion.tigris.org/), SVN::ACL, svnserve.conf

AUTHOR

Michael Gregorowicz, <mike@mg2.org>

COPYRIGHT AND LICENSE

Copyright (C) 2007 by Michael Gregorowicz

This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself, either Perl version 5.8.8 or, at your option, any later version of Perl 5 you may have available.