I know root can get into anything and hack out this information, but given the 
presumption that nobody could get root on my system:

1.	How would I generally spawn processes to the shell whose arguments would not 
be easily visible to others on the server (I am already going https over the 
net, so that is at least minimally covered)...?
2.	Is the subversion gem a good way to do this specifically for subversion?
3.	Is there some other paradigm or perspective which would perhaps lead me to a 
better way all around of doing what I seem to want, which is to make a rhtml GUI 
that allows password access to certain secure commands?

Note among other things that I am doing load-each-time CGI with everything, no 
mod_ruby, so there's nothing going to lie around in memory forever, and at the 
same time $Save=0 is not an option.  Also, this is an internal project, so it is 
NOT first-tier security from direct public access.

xc

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