This directory holds run-time configuration information for Subversion
clients. The configuration files all share the same syntax, but you
should examine a particular file to learn what configuration
directives are valid for that file.
The syntax is standard INI format:
- Empty lines, and lines starting with '#', are ignored.
The first significant line in a file must be a section header.
- A section starts with a section header, which must start in
the first column:
- An option, which must always appear within a section, is a pair
(name, value). There are two valid forms for defining an
option, both of which must start in the first column:
name = value
Whitespace around the separator (:, =) is optional.
- Section and option names are case-insensitive, but case is
- An option's value may be broken into several lines. The value
continuation lines must start with at least one whitespace.
Trailing whitespace in the previous line, the newline character
and the leading whitespace in the continuation line is compressed
into a single space character.
- All leading and trailing whitespace around a value is trimmed,
but the whitespace within a value is preserved, with the
exception of whitespace around line continuations, as
- When a value is a boolean, any of the following strings are
recognised as truth values (case does not matter):
- When a value is a list, it is comma-separated. Again, the
whitespace around each element of the list is trimmed.
- Option values may be expanded within a value by enclosing the
option name in parentheses, preceded by a percent sign and
followed by an 's':
The expansion is performed recursively and on demand, during
svn_option_get. The name is first searched for in the same
section, then in the special [DEFAULT] section. If the name
is not found, the whole '%(name)s' placeholder is left
Any modifications to the configuration data invalidate all
previously expanded values, so that the next svn_option_get
will take the modifications into account.
The syntax of the configuration files is a subset of the one used by
Python's ConfigParser module; see
Configuration data in the Windows registry
On Windows, configuration data may also be stored in the registry. The
functions svn_config_read and svn_config_merge will read from the
registry when passed file names of the form:
The REGISTRY: prefix must be in upper case. The <hive> part must be
HKLM for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
HKCU for HKEY_CURRENT_USER
The values in config-key represent the options in the [DEFAULT] section.
The keys below config-key represent other sections, and their values
represent the options. Only values of type REG_SZ whose name doesn't
start with a '#' will be used; other values, as well as the keys'
default values, will be ignored.
Typically, Subversion uses two config directories, one for site-wide
and one for per-user configuration: