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cvsd(8) System Manager's Manual cvsd(8)


cvsd - chroot wrapper to run ‘cvs pserver’ more securely.


cvsd [options]


cvsd is a wrapper program for cvs in pserver mode. it will run ‘cvs pserver’ under a special uid/gid in a chroot jail.

cvsd is run as a daemon and is controlled through a configuration file (see cvsd.conf(5) ). It is relatively easy to configure and tools are provided for easily setting up a chroot jail (see cvsd-buildroot(8) ) and managing repositories (see cvsd-passwd(8) ).

See the README for more information and details to setting up a chroot jail and repositories.


cvsd accepts the following options:

Use FILE as configfile (default is /etc/cvsd/cvsd.conf).
Enable debugging mode. cvsd will not put itself in the background and sends verbose debugging info to stderr. Otherwise cvsd handles connections as usual. This option is for debugging purposes only.
Display short help and exit.
Output version information and exit.


cvsd.conf(5) cvsd-buildroot(8) cvsd-passwd(8)


/etc/cvsd/cvsd.conf - the configuration file (see cvsd.conf(5) )


Arthur de Jong <>.

Jun 2012 Version 1.0.24