Name

admin

Synopsis

cvs [cvs-options] admin [options] [files ...]

Use RCS commands on the repository copy of project files. This command is a frontend for a range of useful (though sometimes useless to CVS) RCS-based commands. Project files are stored in the repository in RCS format, so it is useful to have a way to use some of the RCS commands on the files directly.

Synonyms: adm, rcs.

Standard subcommand options: -k.

Options

-a usernames

Append the comma-separated list of usernames to the RCS access list in the repository (RCS-format) copy of a file. This change to an RCS file has no effect on CVS. See also -A and -e.

-A filename

Append the RCS access list in filename to the access list of the files being operated on.This change to an RCS file has no effect on CVS. See also -a and -e.

-b[ revision ]

Set the default branch of a file to the named branch revision; or, if no revision is named, set the default branch to the highest branch revision on the trunk. This option should be used very rarely in CVS; it is better to check out a sandbox as a branch sandbox with the -r option to checkout or update.

-c string

Set the RCS comment leader of a file to the specified string. This option is not used in CVS.

-e[ usernames ]

Remove the comma-separated list of usernames from the RCS access list in the repository (RCS-format) copy of a file. If no list of usernames is provided, remove all names. This change to an RCS file has no effect on CVS. See also -a and -A.

-i

Create and initialize an RCS ...

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