path: root/Documentation/git-help.txt
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authorChristian Couder <>2008-02-14 07:01:23 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-02-16 08:46:33 (GMT)
commitcb45f83cbdfcde4333ea5982b3c763e136fc599c (patch)
tree6f3d00d8fd390ecccd1f840b968e32fd9ccb84f5 /Documentation/git-help.txt
parent8e08689959a78bb4f27e010fbd225b4bf3addadb (diff)
Documentation: add 'git-web--browse.txt' and simplify other docs.
'git-help.txt' and 'git-instaweb.txt' contained duplicated information about 'git-web--browse'. This patch puts this information where it belongs. Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation/git-help.txt')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 21 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-help.txt b/Documentation/git-help.txt
index ad41aab..0926dc1 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-help.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-help.txt
@@ -48,26 +48,8 @@ OPTIONS
The web browser can be specified using the configuration variable
'help.browser', or 'web.browser' if the former is not set. If none of
these config variables is set, the 'git-web--browse' helper script
-(called by 'git-help') will pick a suitable default.
-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.
-Note that the 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
+(called by 'git-help') will pick a suitable default. See
+linkgit:git-web--browse[1] for more information about this.
@@ -84,7 +66,7 @@ line option:
The 'help.browser', 'web.browser' and 'browser.<tool>.path' will also
be checked if the 'web' format is chosen (either by command line
option or configuration variable). See '-w|--web' in the OPTIONS
-section above.
+section above and linkgit:git-web--browse[1].
Note that these configuration variables should probably be set using
the '--global' flag, for example like this: