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authorSteffen Prohaska <>2008-07-13 20:31:20 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2008-07-13 21:41:28 (GMT)
commit4804aabcdbffb41dba96825ca2693ea45830a108 (patch)
tree97d36d7fea4a6b5414cedf3cb7720beb4bdb189d /compat/mingw.h
parent868da8d5e329c951f0d0cd049a8f9fecda64d388 (diff)
help (Windows): Display HTML in default browser using Windows' shell API
The system's default browser for displaying HTML help pages is now used directly on Windows, instead of launching git-web--browser, which requires a Unix shell. Avoiding MSYS' bash when possible is good because it avoids potential path translation issues. In this case it is not too hard to avoid launching a shell, so let's avoid it. The Windows-specific code is implemented in compat/mingw.c to avoid platform-specific code in the main code base. On Windows, open_html is provided as a define. If open_html is not defined, git-web--browse is used. This approach avoids platform-specific ifdefs by using per-function ifdefs. The "ifndef open_html" together with the introductory comment should sufficiently warn developers, so that they hopefully will not break this mechanism. Signed-off-by: Steffen Prohaska <> Signed-off-by: Johannes Sixt <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
Diffstat (limited to 'compat/mingw.h')
1 files changed, 3 insertions, 0 deletions
diff --git a/compat/mingw.h b/compat/mingw.h
index 6bc049a..5a3bcee 100644
--- a/compat/mingw.h
+++ b/compat/mingw.h
@@ -202,6 +202,9 @@ sig_handler_t mingw_signal(int sig, sig_handler_t handler);
#define PATH_SEP ';'
#define PRIuMAX "I64u"
+void mingw_open_html(const char *path);
+#define open_html mingw_open_html
* helpers