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authorJakub Narebski <jnareb@gmail.com>2008-07-07 22:07:53 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>2008-07-07 23:35:00 (GMT)
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gitweb: Describe projects_index format in more detail
Update and extend information about $projects_list file format in gitweb/README and in gitweb/INSTALL. Signed-off-by: Jakub Narebski <jnareb@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
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@@ -156,10 +156,11 @@ not include variables usually directly set during build):
set correctly for gitweb to find repositories.
* $projects_list
Source of projects list, either directory to scan, or text file
- with list of repositories (in the "<URI-encoded repository path> SPC
- <URI-encoded repository owner>" format). Set to $GITWEB_LIST
- during installation. If empty, $projectroot is used to scan for
- repositories.
+ with list of repositories (in the "<URI-encoded repository path> SP
+ <URI-encoded repository owner>" line format; actually there can be
+ any sequence of whitespace in place of space (SP)). Set to
+ $GITWEB_LIST during installation. If empty, $projectroot is used
+ to scan for repositories.
* $my_url, $my_uri
URL and absolute URL of gitweb script; you might need to set those
variables if you are using 'pathinfo' feature: see also below.
@@ -214,6 +215,39 @@ not include variables usually directly set during build):
('-M'); set it to ('-C') or ('-C', '-C') to also detect copies, or
set it to () if you don't want to have renames detection.
+
+Projects list file format
+~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
+
+Instead of having gitweb find repositories by scanning filesystem starting
+from $projectroot (or $projects_list, if it points to directory), you can
+provide list of projects by setting $projects_list to a text file with list
+of projects (and some additional info). This file uses the following
+format:
+
+One record (for project / repository) per line, whitespace separated fields;
+does not support (at least for now) lines continuation (newline escaping).
+Leading and trailing whitespace are ignored, any run of whitespace can be
+used as field separator (rules for Perl's "split(' ', $line)"). Keyed by
+the first field, which is project name, i.e. path to repository GIT_DIR
+relative to $projectroot. Fields use modified URI encoding, defined in
+RFC 3986, section 2.1 (Percent-Encoding), or rather "Query string encoding"
+(see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Query_string#URL_encoding), the difference
+being that SP (' ') can be encoded as '+' (and therefore '+' has to be also
+percent-encoded). Reserved characters are: '%' (used for encoding), '+'
+(can be used to encode SPACE), all whitespace characters as defined in Perl,
+including SP, TAB and LF, (used to separate fields in a record).
+
+Currently list of fields is
+ * <repository path> - path to repository GIT_DIR, relative to $projectroot
+ * <repository owner> - displayed as repository owner, preferably full name,
+ or email, or both
+
+You can additionally use $projects_list file to limit which repositories
+are visible, and together with $strict_export to limit access to
+repositories (see "Gitweb repositories" section in gitweb/INSTALL).
+
+
Per-repository gitweb configuration
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
@@ -225,8 +259,8 @@ You can use the following files in repository:
* README.html
A .html file (HTML fragment) which is included on the gitweb project
summary page inside <div> block element. You can use it for longer
- description of a project, to provide links for example to projects
- homepage, etc.
+ description of a project, to provide links (for example to project's
+ homepage), etc.
* description (or gitweb.description)
Short (shortened by default to 25 characters in the projects list page)
single line description of a project (of a repository). Plain text file;