Standalone ViewCVS

Found out today that ViewCVS has a standalone mode, including a mini-web server, started like

./standalone.py -p 1234 -r /path/to/cvsroot

Very useful to quickly explore a repository or generate nice HTML diffs without having to install much.

There’s a small trick though: you have to access it like http://host:1234/viewcvs/. The good thing about Python is that it’s usually easy enough to find such things by reading the code. It was in this case.

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