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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.
Specify where all the database files and password file go.
Specify where the server output goes when daemonized.
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.
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