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authorPetr Baudis <>2006-10-07 13:17:47 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2006-10-08 06:12:12 (GMT)
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gitweb: Document features better
This expands gitweb/README to talk some more about GITWEB_CONFIG, moves feature-specific documentation in gitweb.cgi to the inside of the %features array, and adds some short description of all the features. Signed-off-by: Petr Baudis <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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@@ -24,11 +24,25 @@ You can specify the following configuration variables when building GIT:
Points to the location where you put git-logo.png on your web server.
- This file will be loaded using 'require'. If the environment
+ This file will be loaded using 'require' and can be used to override any
+ of the options above as well as some other options - see the top of
+ 'gitweb.cgi' for their full list and description. If the environment
$GITWEB_CONFIG is set when gitweb.cgi is executed the file in the
environment variable will be loaded instead of the file
specified when gitweb.cgi was created.
+Runtime gitweb configuration
+You can adjust gitweb behaviour using the file specified in `GITWEB_CONFIG`
+(defaults to 'gitweb_config.perl' in the same directory as the CGI).
+See the top of 'gitweb.cgi' for the list of variables and some description.
+The most notable thing that is not configurable at compile time are the
+optional features, stored in the '%features' variable. You can find further
+description on how to reconfigure the default features setting in your
+`GITWEB_CONFIG` or per-project in `project.git/config` inside 'gitweb.cgi'.
Originally written by:
Kay Sievers <>