In addition to the commands described in those chapters, there are
two commands that are particularly useful to project administrators:
cvs admin and
cvs admin allows you to use RCS-like commands on
files stored in the repository.
provides a record of the actions performed on a
project’s files and is similar to
used to edit the RCS files directly in the repository. It is more
accurately thought of as a set of commands than a single command, as
it provides many of the commands that RCS would make available,
though not all of these commands are usable or have an effect that
matters to CVS. These commands are present mostly for historic
reasons and backward compatibility with early versions of CVS.
If there is a system group called
the repository server, only users in that group can use the
cvs admin command. If this group does not exist,
any user can use the
cvs admin commands on any
repository files they have permission to change. Consider using the
cvsadmin system group, as some of the
cvs admin commands can prevent CVS from using
the affected file or files.
There is a new option in the
config file of CVS
1.12.1 and later. The
allows the system administrator to set
cvs admin options that users ...