thank you for your kind words!
As for the configure command – I’m afraid that no, it does not have any other modes but the regular one and it does require the SVN authentication, indeed. So the command itself has no means to automate the authentication, but it can be possible to automate the authentication other ways so that SubGit does not ask for credentials running configure.
First of all, SubGit only needs SVN credentials for during the configuration phase (
subgit configure command) when the
layout auto option is in use – in this case, SubGit connects to the SVN server, scans its history and creates the mapping configuration based on what it found in the history. But the configure command also allows
layout std (which is default) and
layout directory – those two does not need the connection (and thus the credentials), so the configure command can be used in a script. They create a predefined mapping configurations, however – the former creates so-called “standard” mapping with
tags, and the latter only creates a configuration with one line to translate the whole repository as a single directory. The idea is that the mapping configuration can then (after the configure command) be set right in the configuration file by the script.
Another way is to store the credentials somewhere so that SubGit does not ask for them during the
subgit configure stage. The easiest way is to use
svn+ssh with key authentication and place the key in the home directory (default
~/.ssh/id_rsa path for *nix systems), in this case SubGit will pick it up automatically, so the command like this:
subgit configure --layout auto --trunk trunk svn+ssh://firstname.lastname@example.org/svn/repository
won’t ask for the credentials and will configure the repository.
ssh is not an option and only
http is available, then a possible way is to store the username and password in the SVN credentials cache and SubGit will be able to use those cached credentials during the configuration. Here is an article that describes how to create such a cache:
TMate SubGit: SVN authentication options
Note that to store the credentials in clear text (it may be needed in case of unsupported keyring) the SVN client may require some additional configuration.
Hope it will help.