[SvnBook] #99: ch06: document svnserve --pid-file parameter

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#99: ch06: document svnserve --pid-file parameter
 Reporter:  cmpilato     |       Owner:  sussman      
     Type:  enhancement  |      Status:  new          
 Priority:  normal       |   Milestone:  1.5          
Component:  content      |     Version:  nightly/trunk
 Keywords:               |  
 Date: Thu, 16 Aug 2007 00:10:39 +0200
 From: Maddes <maddes_svnlists {at} arcor.de>
 To: svnbook-dev at red-bean.com
 Subject: Request: Document "--pid-file" parameter

 Hello authors and contributors,

 I'm missing a paragraph about svnserve's "--pid-file <filepath>"
 parameter in the book.

 When the parameter is used, then svnserve writes its own process id into
 the given file.
 The user under which svnserve runs must be allowed to write to the given

 The parameter works correctly on Unix/Linux and Windows.
 I tested on Debian 4.0 and on XP SP2 with Subversion 1.4.

 It's a useful parameter when implementing Subversion into the System V
 Init system.
 I wrote myself a Debian init script for Subversion (available at
 As I used an extra user for Subversion (not root) I had to create a
 svnserve folder in /var/run and set its owner to the svnserve user.

 Matthias "Maddes" Bücher

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