We now have a proper install of cdsutils:
controls@rossa:~ 0$ cdsutils
usage: cdsutils <cmd> <args>
Advanced LIGO Control Room Utilites
read read EPICS channel value
write write EPICS channel value
switch switch buttons in standard LIGO filter module
avg average NDS channels for some amount of time
servo simple integrator (pole at zero)
Add '-h' after individual commands for command help.
It is installed in /ligo/apps/cdsutils, and should be in the path on all workstations.
The "development" source working directory is currently checked out at /opt/rtcds/cdsutils/trunk.