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       rancid-cvs - initialize CVS, Subversion or git and rancid group files and directories


       rancid-cvs [-V] [-f config_file] [group [group ...]]


       rancid-cvs  creates the directories and router.db(5) for each rancid group and handles the
       revision control system (CVS, Subversion or git) set-up in the  location  defined  by  the
       CVSROOT  in  rancid.conf(5).  It must be run after the initial installation and whenever a
       rancid group is  added.   If  CVSROOT  is  a  URL,  rancid-cvs  will  not  initialize  the
       repository, the user must do this themselves.

       rancid-cvs   reads   rancid.conf(5)   to   configure   itself,   then  proceeds  with  the
       initialization.  First of the CVS, Subversion or git repository, if  necessary,  and  then
       for  each  of  the  rancid  groups  listed  on  the  command-line or those in the variable
       LIST_OF_GROUPS from rancid.conf(5), if the argument is omitted.

       Running rancid-cvs for groups which already exist will not cause problems.  If the group's
       directory already exists, the import into the revision control system will be skipped, and
       if it's router.db(5) already exists, it will not be altered.

       The command-line options are as follows:

       -V     Prints package name and version strings.

       -f group_config_file
              Specify an alternative rancid.conf.  The global rancid.conf file is read by rancid-

       The  best  method  for  adding  groups  is  by  adding the group name to LIST_OF_GROUPS in
       rancid.conf(5), then run rancid-cvs.   Do  not  create  the  directories  manually,  allow
       rancid-cvs to do it.


       cvs(1), git(1), rancid.conf(5), router.db(5), svn(1)


       In  the case of git, the groups are not exactly imported into the repository, rather a new
       repository is created for it, due to the way that  git  handles,  what  it  calls,  sparse
       checkouts.  Instead, each group is a separate repository under the CVSROOT directory.

                                         17 December 2014                           rancid-cvs(1)