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Right now I am using an absolute path to connect i.e.


I would like to be able to do


Is there a way to set this up? I would like to avoid symmlinks since that adds overhead. I would rather just have SVN automatically goto the folder similar to how the DocumentRoot works with Apache.

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When you run svnserve, use the -r option to set the "root" path. So in your example, launch svnserve like this: svnsrve -r /var/svnroot. Of course you'll want to add your options (-d, --listen-host, etc) in there as well...

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