Quick Navigator

Search Site

Unix VPS
A - Starter
B - Basic
C - Preferred
D - Commercial
MPS - Dedicated
Previous VPSs
* Sign Up! *

Contact Us
Online Help
Domain Status
Man Pages

Virtual Servers

Topology Map

Server Agreement
Year 2038

USA Flag



Man Pages

Manual Reference Pages  -  SVN::NOTIFY::MIRROR::RSYNC (3)

.ds Aq ’


SVN::Notify::Mirror::Rsync - Mirror a repository path via Rsync



Use svnnotify in post-commit:

  svnnotify --repos-path "$1" --revision "$2" \
   --handler Mirror::Rsync --to "/path/to/local/htdocs" \
   [--svn-binary /full/path/to/svn] \
   --rsync-host remote_server \
   [--rsync-delete=[yes|no]] \
   [--rsync-dest "/path/on/remote/server"] \
   [--rsync-args arg1 [--rsync-args arg2...]]
   [[--rsync-ssh] [--ssh-user remote_user] \
   [--ssh-identity /home/user/.ssh/id_rsa]]

or better yet, use SVN::Notify::Config for a more sophisticated setup:

  #!/usr/bin/perl -MSVN::Notify::Config=$0
  --- #YAML:1.0
    PATH: "/usr/bin:/usr/local/bin"
    handler: Mirror
    to: "/path/to/www/htdocs"
    handler: Mirror
    to: "/path/to/local/www/htdocs"
    rsync-host: "remote_host"
    rsync-dest: "/path/on/remote/www/htdocs"
    ssh-user: "remote_user"
    ssh-identity: "/home/user/.ssh/id_rsa"


Keep a directory in sync with a portion of a Subversion repository. Typically used to keep a development web server in sync with the changes made to the repository. This directory can either be on the same box as the repository itself, or it can be remote (via SSH connection).


Depending on whether the target is a Local Mirror or a Remote Mirror, there are different options available. All options are available either as a commandline option to svnnotify or as a hash key in SVN::Notify::Config (see their respective documentation for more details).

    Working Copy on Local host

Because ’svn export’ is not able to be consistently updated, the local rsync’d directory must be a full working copy. The remote server will only contain the ordinary files (no Subversion admin files).

The files in the working copy must be writeable (preferrably owned) by the user identity executing the hook script (this is the user identity that is running Apache or svnserve respectively).

Local Mirror

Please see SVN::Notify::Mirror for details.

    Remote Mirror

Used for directories not located on the same machine as the repository itself. Typically, this might be a production web server located in a DMZ, so special consideration must be paid to security concerns. In particular, the remote mirror server may not be able to directly access the repository box.
o rsync-host

This value is required and must be the hostname or IP address of the remote host (where the mirror directories reside).

o rsync-delete

The default mode of operation is to delete remote files which are not present in the local working copy. NOTE: this will <B>deleteB> any unversioned files in the remote directory tree. Unless you have all of your files under version control, you should pass the --no-rsync-delete or --rsync-delete no option.

o rsync-dest

This optional value specifies the path to update on the remote host. If you do not specify this value, the same path as passed in as the --to parameter will be used (this may not be what you meant to do).

o rsync-args

This optional parameter can be used to pass additional commandline options to the rsync command. You can use this multiple times in order to pass multiple options. The default args are --archive --compress. See the rsync-ssh options for using SSH instead of RSH (rather than pass those commands via --rsync-args

o rsync-ssh

This optional parameter signals that you wish to use SSH instead of whatever the default remote shell program is configured in your copy of rsync. You may need to set one or more of the ssh-* parameters as well.

o ssh-user

If the remote user is different than the local user executing the postcommit script, you can specify it with this parameter. You would often use this in conjunction with the next parameter.

o ssh-identity

This value may be optional and should be the full path to the local identity file being used to authenticate with the remote host. If you are setting the ssh-user to be something other than the local user name, you will typically also have to set the ssh-identity.


John Peacock <>


Copyright (c) 2005-2008 John Peacock

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as Perl itself.

The full text of the license can be found in the LICENSE file included with this module.


SVN::Notify, SVN::Notify::Config, SVN::Notify::Mirror


Hey! <B>The above document had some coding errors, which are explained below:B>
Around line 157: L<> starts or ends with whitespace
Search for    or go to Top of page |  Section 3 |  Main Index

perl v5.20.3 SVN::NOTIFY::MIRROR::RSYNC (3) 2016-04-03

Powered by GSP Visit the GSP FreeBSD Man Page Interface.
Output converted with manServer 1.07.