Thursday, September 27, 2012

Easily Enable/Disable SVN Proxy

To configure SVN proxy settings you need to edit the servers file in svn. In Linux, this can be found at ~/.subversion/servers.

Open this file in a text editor and change the settings as following by including the proxy host and port under the [global] section. Uncomment those two lines and remove any leading spaces.

# http-proxy-exceptions = *,
http-proxy-host =
http-proxy-port = 1234

# http-proxy-username = defaultusername
# http-proxy-password = defaultpassword
# http-compression = no
# http-auth-types = basic;digest;negotiate
# No http-timeout, so just use the builtin default.
# No neon-debug-mask, so neon debugging is disabled.
# ssl-authority-files = /path/to/CAcert.pem;/path/to/CAcert2.pem

If you get any errors, make sure that there are no spaces at the start of those lines.

For most of us, proxy is used only at school/university/work. Everywhere else you don't use proxy. So Most of the time you need configure the settings once. But you will have to enable/disable proxy every time. That means opening this file in an editor and commenting/uncommenting manually every single time.

After getting fed up with doing this every time I move to and from university, I came up with a better way to do this.