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# Monotone notes

## Fast howto

To create this fast How-To, I used the Monotone tutorial found here.

User one creates its database:

$mtn db init --db=~/user.mtn  Generates keys: $ mtn genkey user@foo.com


## Serving your repository to other users

If you want to server your repository to other users, do that:

First, the user will have to tell you his/her public key:

$mtn pubkey the.user@bar.com > /tmp/the.user.pubkey$ scp /tmp/the.user.pubkey host:/tmp/


Then, user will need to allow the user to access the database:

$cat /tmp/the.user.pubkey | mtn --db=~/user.mtn read  Now create the file with read permissions in ~/.monotone/read-permissions with the following content: pattern "*" allow "the.user@bar.com" allow "other.users@other.hosts.com"  And the ~/.monotone/write-permissions file: the.user@bar.com other.users@other.hosts.com  Now, just run the mtn serve command: $ mtn --db=~/user.mtn serve


Other users will be able to get your repository typing these commands:

$mtn db init --db=~/user.mtn$ mtn --db=~/user.mtn sync nserhost \*


The * means that you want to sync all branches. If you need to sync a specific branch, type the name of the branch you want to sync.