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restricted ssh login shell for Mercurial


hg-ssh repositories...


hg-ssh is a wrapper for ssh access to a limited set of mercurial repos.

To be used in ~/.ssh/authorized_keys with the "command" option, see sshd(8): command="hg-ssh path/to/repo1 /path/to/repo2 ~/repo3 ~user/repo4" ssh-dss ... (probably together with these other useful options: no-port-forwarding,no-X11-forwarding,no-agent-forwarding)

This allows pull/push over ssh from/to the repositories given as arguments.

If all your repositories are subdirectories of a common directory, you can allow shorter paths with: command="cd path/to/my/repositories && hg-ssh repo1 subdir/repo2"

You can use pattern matching of your normal shell, e.g.: command="cd repos && hg-ssh user/thomas/* projects/{mercurial,foo}"

You can also add a --read-only flag to allow read-only access to a key, e.g.: command="hg-ssh --read-only repos/*"


Probably lots, please post them to the mailing list (see Resources below) when you find them.

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Written by Olivia Mackall <olivia@selenic.com>


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Source code repository: https://www.mercurial-scm.org/repo/hg

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Copyright (C) 2005-2016 Olivia Mackall. Free use of this software is granted under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 or any later version.


Thomas Arendsen Hein <thomas@intevation.de>

Organization: Mercurial


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