On Mon, Oct 14, 2013 at 06:40:05PM +0000, Eric Wong wrote:

> > arnaud.brej...@gmail.com wrote:
> > 
> > > Signed-off-by: Arnaud Brejeon <arnaud.brejeon <at> gmail.com>
> > 
> > Thanks.
> > 
> > Can you say a little more about the context?  Do you run a script that
> > wants to pass a password to 'git svn', do you type it each time on the
> > command line, or something else?  Is it ok that the password would
> > show up in "ps" output?  Would the platform's keyring or netrc be
> > usable here, or is there something in the context that avoids that?
> I think using keyring or netrc is more appropriate.  Having a password
> on the command-line and visible to all via ps doesn't seem like
> something git should support.

Agreed. We have ready-made git-credential helpers to handle this exact
problem. We would need to convert SVN::Prompt to use git-credential
rather than prompting itself, though. One of the things that held me
back from writing such a patch is that I thought libsvn already handled
things like keychain integration, and it was better for git-svn to be
more svn-like than git-like in its access of SVN repos.

Are those already supported out of the box by libsvn? If git's
credential helpers are significantly more featureful, it might be worth
converting, but if not, I think it makes sense to stay with svn's
existing code.

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