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CDVSERVER(1) General Commands Manual CDVSERVER(1)


cdvserver - server for the codeville distributed revision system.


cdvserver [-c file | -n] [-f file] [-l file] [-p file] [-b] [-d] [-r] [-u user]


This manual page documents briefly the cdvserver command. This manual page was written for the Debian distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.

cdvserver is a server for the codeville distributed revision system. A server keeps track of revisions and holds a database used for revision control. The codeville system needs both a server and a client. cdv is the only known codeville client.


-c <configfile> Specify file to use as a configuration file.
Don't use a configuration file.
-f <datadir>
Specify where all the database files and password file go.
-l <logfile>
Specify where the server output goes when daemonized.
-p <pidfile>
Specify a file to hold the process ID of the server in.
Start server in backup mode.
Don't daemonize, won't write pidfile or logfile.
-u <user>
Run as the given user, must be root to do this.
Rebuild internal data structures on startup.


cdv(1), cdvpasswd(1),


This manual page was written by Michael Janssen <>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).
Dec 1 2005