Authenticating as a Different User

Since Subversion caches auth credentials by default (both username and password), it conveniently remembers who you were acting as the last time you modified you working copy. But sometimes that's not helpful—particularly if you're working in a shared working copy, like a system configuration directory or a webserver document root. In this case, just pass the --username option on the commandline and Subversion will attempt to authenticate as that user, prompting you for a password if necessary.