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authorPetr Baudis <>2005-10-21 00:28:45 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2005-10-21 05:32:08 (GMT)
commit2707da9c081f0ec5ada43de1006abaf6a674984c (patch)
treec0fdd1e05319cd1836fe8a729d4c8f93849a777d /Documentation/git-daemon.txt
parentbaa720f501a1e8e81fcc6813e28e0ed01d6ca6dd (diff)
Update git-daemon's documentation wrt. new options
New options --timeout, --init-timeout, --export-all and whitelist support were added to git-daemon, but noone bothered to also add the proper documentation. This patch aims to fix that. Signed-off-by: Petr Baudis <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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1 files changed, 20 insertions, 2 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-daemon.txt b/Documentation/git-daemon.txt
index a013a58..67c5f22 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-daemon.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-daemon.txt
@@ -7,7 +7,8 @@ git-daemon - A really simple server for git repositories.
-'git-daemon' [--verbose] [--syslog] [--inetd | --port=n]
+'git-daemon' [--verbose] [--syslog] [--inetd | --port=n] [--export-all]
+ [--timeout=n] [--init-timeout=n] [directory...]
@@ -20,18 +21,35 @@ what directory to upload, and it verifies that the directory is ok.
It verifies that the directory has the magic file "git-daemon-export-ok", and
it will refuse to export any git directory that hasn't explicitly been marked
-for export this way.
+for export this way (unless the '--export-all' parameter is specified). If you
+pass some directory paths as 'git-daemon' arguments, you can further restrict
+the offers to a whitelist comprising of those.
This is ideally suited for read-only updates, ie pulling from git repositories.
+ Allow pulling from all directories that look like GIT repositories
+ (have the 'objects' subdirectory and a 'HEAD' file), even if they
+ do not have the 'git-daemon-export-ok' file.
Have the server run as an inetd service.
Listen on an alternative port.
+ Timeout between the moment the connection is established and the
+ client request is received (typically a rather low value, since
+ that should be basically immediate).
+ Timeout for specific client sub-requests. This includes the time
+ it takes for the server to process the sub-request and time spent
+ waiting for next client's request.
Log to syslog instead of stderr. Note that this option does not imply
--verbose, thus by default only error conditions will be logged.