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authorChristian Couder <>2008-02-09 06:10:57 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-02-10 07:42:37 (GMT)
commitb261ec463a4c117aa7961fd3667ffafe0f9ee986 (patch)
parent897d39ced4a670dd46df489b25561926dfb011dc (diff)
Documentation: instaweb: add 'git-web--browse' information.
Now that 'git-instaweb' uses 'git-web--browse', update the documentation accordingly. Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
1 files changed, 23 insertions, 4 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-instaweb.txt b/Documentation/git-instaweb.txt
index 841e8fa..a1456ab 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-instaweb.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-instaweb.txt
@@ -38,10 +38,23 @@ OPTIONS
The port number to bind the httpd to. (Default: 1234)
- The web browser command-line to execute to view the gitweb page.
- If blank, the URL of the gitweb instance will be printed to
- stdout. (Default: 'firefox')
+ The web browser that should be used to view the gitweb
+ page. This will be passed to the 'git-web--browse' helper
+ script along with the URL of the gitweb instance. If the
+ script fails, the URL will be printed to stdout.
+Note that the 'git-web--browse' script tries, as much as possible, to
+display the HTML page in a new tab on an already opened browser.
+The following browsers are currently supported by 'git-web--browse':
+* firefox (this is the default under X Window when not using KDE)
+* iceweasel
+* konqueror (this is the default under KDE)
+* w3m (this is the default outside X Window)
+* links
+* lynx
+* dillo
Start the httpd instance and exit. This does not generate
@@ -74,6 +87,12 @@ You may specify configuration in your .git/config
If the configuration variable 'instaweb.browser' is not set,
'web.browser' will be used instead if it is defined.
+You can explicitly provide a full path to your preferred browser by
+setting the configuration variable 'browser.<tool>.path'. For example,
+you can configure the absolute path to firefox by setting
+'browser.firefox.path'. Otherwise, 'git-web--browse' assumes the tool
+is available in PATH.
Written by Eric Wong <>