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authorChristian Couder <>2008-03-14 04:56:53 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-03-14 07:31:06 (GMT)
commit1658c6149ac4462c874810c760507040122917e8 (patch)
tree06548895cf7fe8b7243d3e220f8f1aaf3c3bbcd4 /Documentation
parent77e21533a938b886ed2b8636a75f76870f4805de (diff)
Documention: web--browse: add info about "browser.<tool>.cmd" config var
Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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2 files changed, 26 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/config.txt b/Documentation/config.txt
index bfad0e3..ed2cb83 100644
--- a/Documentation/config.txt
+++ b/Documentation/config.txt
@@ -420,6 +420,11 @@ branch.<name>.rebase::
it unless you understand the implications (see linkgit:git-rebase[1]
for details).
+ Specify the command to invoke the specified browser. The
+ specified command is evaluated in shell with the URLs passed
+ as arguments. (See linkgit:git-web--browse[1].)
Override the path for the given tool that may be used to
browse HTML help (see '-w' option in linkgit:git-help[1]) or a
diff --git a/Documentation/git-web--browse.txt b/Documentation/git-web--browse.txt
index df57d01..ddbae5b 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-web--browse.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-web--browse.txt
@@ -27,6 +27,8 @@ The following browsers (or commands) are currently supported:
* dillo
* open (this is the default under Mac OS X GUI)
+Custom commands may also be specified.
-b BROWSER|--browser=BROWSER::
@@ -43,16 +45,35 @@ OPTIONS
+CONF.VAR (from -c option) and web.browser
The web browser can be specified using a configuration variable passed
with the -c (or --config) command line option, or the 'web.browser'
configuration variable if the former is not used.
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.
+When the browser, specified by options or configuration variables, is
+not among the supported ones, then the corresponding
+'browser.<tool>.cmd' configuration variable will be looked up. If this
+variable exists then "git web--browse" will treat the specified tool
+as a custom command and will use a shell eval to run the command with
+the URLs passed as arguments.
+Note about git config --global
Note that these configuration variables should probably be set using
the '--global' flag, for example like this: