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authorPetr Baudis <>2005-12-23 01:27:40 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2006-01-08 05:43:02 (GMT)
commitb21c31c9a5edfd90d6f85481517f979352da4eed (patch)
tree923a03cbe2ea7ed9e136669dd3bb34b262599079 /Documentation
parentf8f9c73c7d835ec1e5b665c66623aed49fcd4888 (diff)
git-daemon --base-path
Tommi Virtanen expressed a wish on #git to be able to use short and elegant git URLs by making git-daemon 'root' in a given directory. This patch implements this, causing git-daemon to interpret all paths relative to the given base path if any is given. Signed-off-by: Petr Baudis <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'Documentation')
1 files changed, 10 insertions, 1 deletions
diff --git a/Documentation/git-daemon.txt b/Documentation/git-daemon.txt
index 33f3320..a20e053 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-daemon.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-daemon.txt
@@ -9,7 +9,8 @@ SYNOPSIS
'git-daemon' [--verbose] [--syslog] [--inetd | --port=n] [--export-all]
- [--timeout=n] [--init-timeout=n] [--strict-paths] [directory...]
+ [--timeout=n] [--init-timeout=n] [--strict-paths]
+ [--base-path=path] [directory...]
@@ -36,6 +37,14 @@ OPTIONS
git-daemon will refuse to start when this option is enabled and no
whitelist is specified.
+ Remap all the path requests as relative to the given path.
+ This is sort of "GIT root" - if you run git-daemon with
+ '--base-path=/srv/git' on, then if you later try to pull
+ 'git://', `git-daemon` will interpret the path
+ as '/srv/git/hello.git'. Home directories (the '~login' notation)
+ access is disabled.
Allow pulling from all directories that look like GIT repositories
(have the 'objects' and 'refs' subdirectories), even if they