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authorFrank Lichtenheld <>2007-06-07 14:57:01 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2007-06-08 09:56:18 (GMT)
commit693b63273e05b5db4612178989271de14439b08f (patch)
treedd3a0b2185f8099ac72b0a057b1d6d94cda4d47e /Documentation/git-cvsserver.txt
parentabc403f58452da667b261274a1091af61dfec35c (diff)
cvsserver: Add some useful commandline options
Make git-cvsserver understand some options inspired by git-daemon, namely --base-path, --export-all, --strict-paths. Also allow the caller to specify a whitelist of allowed directories, again similar to git-daemon. While already adding option parsing also support the common --help and --version options. Rationale: While the gitcvs.enabled configuration option already offers means to limit git-cvsserver access to a repository, there are some use cases where other methods of access control prove to be more useful. E.g. if setting up a pserver for a collection of public repositories one might want limit the exported repositories to exactly the directory this collection is located whithout having to worry about other repositories that might lie around with the configuration variable set (never trust your users ;) Signed-off-by: Frank Lichtenheld <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -7,10 +7,52 @@ git-cvsserver - A CVS server emulator for git
export CVS_SERVER=git-cvsserver
'cvs' -d :ext:user@server/path/repo.git co <HEAD_name>
+pserver (/etc/inetd.conf):
+cvspserver stream tcp nowait nobody /usr/bin/git-cvsserver git-cvsserver pserver
+'git-cvsserver' [options] [pserver|server] [<directory> ...]
+All these options obviously only make sense if enforced by the server side.
+They have been implemented to resemble the gitlink:git-daemon[1] options as
+closely as possible.
+--base-path <path>::
+Prepend 'path' to requested CVSROOT
+Don't allow recursing into subdirectories
+Don't check for `gitcvs.enabled` in config
+--version, -V::
+Print version information and exit
+--help, -h, -H::
+Print usage information and exit
+You can specify a list of allowed directories. If no directories
+are given, all are allowed. This is an additional restriction, gitcvs
+access still needs to be enabled by the `gitcvs.enabled` config option
+unless '--export-all' was given, too.