cvsaskpass(1) prompt for a password for the CVS DCOP service


cvsaskpass [ generic-options ] prompt


This utility displays a dialog box prompting the user for the password to a CVS repository, then writes the password to standard output and exits. You should not need to run this program directly - it is designed for the internal use of cvsservice(1).

The prompt should be of the following form:

user@host's password:

This will allow the dialog box to display the details of the CVS repository to the user.

This utility is part of the CVS service provided with Cervisia, which in turn is part of the KDE Software Development Kit.


For a full summary of options, run cvsaskpass --help.


If a password was succefully obtained, 0 is returned. If no prompt was supplied on the command-line or if the dialog was cancelled, 1 is returned.


The CVS service was written by Christian Loose <[email protected]>.
Cervisia was written by Bernd Gehrmann <[email protected]>, Christian Loose <[email protected]>, Andre Woebbeking <[email protected]>, Carlos Woelz <[email protected]> and others.
This manual page was prepared by Ben Burton <[email protected]> for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).