CVS 'top of tree' directory

We're using CVS for source control.
I'd quite like to add documents into the repository, so we can look back at old versions etc. etc.
That's fine for those developers who are using CVS, but a nuisance for management etc. who don't generally need it, or want to know how to use it.
Ideally, I'd like to configure CVS somehow to maintain a read-only 'TopOfTree' copy of certain of the respository directories and files. Is there an easy/cunning/sensible way to do this? I guess I could run a read-only checkout from a script every day/hour/etc. Is there a better way?
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Duncan RoeSoftware DeveloperCommented:
The files in a CVS tree are standard RCS files. You could run a cron job which checks the relative modification times of the RCS file and the checked-out copy,
and refresh that if required.
andrewjbAuthor Commented:
Yup - that's currenly my best idea. I'd hoped there might be some automatic way to do it, or a hook that could be called when something gets checked in..

Anyone else got a neater way?
brettmjohnsonCommented:
There is an automated hook that gets called when something gets checked in.
It is called the postcommit filter:

http://www.computerpoweruser.com/editorial/article.asp?article=articles/archive/c0508/44c08/44c08.asp&did=844&aid=27197

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andrewjbAuthor Commented:
That link's not the right article... but google for 'PostCommit CVS' helps..

Let me play for a moment, and I'll be back to grade in a day or two :-)
andrewjbAuthor Commented:
PostCommit seems to be on the nt cvs server only, but there are script hooks on the linux on - look for thingslike 'loginfo'
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