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2019-03-13doc: format pathnames and URLs as monospace.Corentin BOMPARD
Applying CodingGuidelines about monospace on pathnames and URLs. See Documentation/CodingGuidelines.txt for more information. Signed-off-by: Corentin BOMPARD <> Signed-off-by: Nathan BERBEZIER <> Signed-off-by: Pablo CHABANNE <> Signed-off-by: Matthieu MOY <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2018-02-05daemon: add --log-destination=(stderr|syslog|none)Lucas Werkmeister
This new option can be used to override the implicit --syslog of --inetd, or to disable all logging. (While --detach also implies --syslog, --log-destination=stderr with --detach is useless since --detach disassociates the process from the original stderr.) --syslog is retained as an alias for --log-destination=syslog. --log-destination always overrides implicit --syslog regardless of option order. This is different than the “last one wins” logic that applies to some implicit options elsewhere in Git, but should hopefully be less confusing. (I also don’t know if *all* implicit options in Git follow “last one wins”.) The combination of --inetd with --log-destination=stderr is useful, for instance, when running `git daemon` as an instanced systemd service (with associated socket unit). In this case, log messages sent via syslog are received by the journal daemon, but run the risk of being processed at a time when the `git daemon` process has already exited (especially if the process was very short-lived, e.g. due to client error), so that the journal daemon can no longer read its cgroup and attach the message to the correct systemd unit (see systemd/systemd#2913 [1]). Logging to stderr instead can solve this problem, because systemd can connect stderr directly to the journal daemon, which then already knows which unit is associated with this stream. [1]: Helped-by: Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason <> Helped-by: Junio C Hamano <> Helped-by: Eric Sunshine <> Signed-off-by: Lucas Werkmeister <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-06-28doc: typeset HEAD and variants as literalMatthieu Moy
This is an application of the newly added CodingGuidelines to HEAD and variants like FETCH_HEAD. It was obtained with: perl -pi -e "s/'([A-Z_]*HEAD)'/\`\$1\`/g" *.txt Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-06-28doc: typeset long command-line options as literalMatthieu Moy
Similarly to the previous commit, use backquotes instead of forward-quotes, for long options. This was obtained with: perl -pi -e "s/'(--[a-z][a-z=<>-]*)'/\`\$1\`/g" *.txt and manual tweak to remove false positive in ascii-art (o'--o'--o' to describe rewritten history). Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2016-06-08doc: more consistency in environment variables formatTom Russello
Wrap with backticks (monospaced font) unwrapped or single-quotes wrapped (italic type) environment variables which are followed by the word "environment". It was obtained with: perl -pi -e "s/\'?(\\\$?[0-9A-Z\_]+)\'?(?= environment ?)/\`\1\`/g" *.txt One of the main purposes is to stick to the CodingGuidelines as possible so that people writting new documentation by mimicking the existing are more likely to have it right (even if they didn't read the CodingGuidelines). Signed-off-by: Tom Russello <> Signed-off-by: Erwan Mathoniere <> Signed-off-by: Samuel Groot <> Signed-off-by: Matthieu Moy <> Reviewed-by: Matthieu Moy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2014-05-21Documentation: use "command-line" when used as a compound adjective, and fix ↵Jason St. John
other minor grammatical issues Signed-off-by: Jason St. John <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2013-05-17documentation: trivial style cleanupsFelipe Contreras
White-spaces, missing braces, standardize --[no-]foo. Signed-off-by: Felipe Contreras <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2013-04-18Merge branch 'jk/daemon-user-doc'Junio C Hamano
Document where the configuration is read by the git-daemon when its --user option is used. * jk/daemon-user-doc: doc: clarify that "git daemon --user=<user>" option does not export HOME=~user
2013-04-12doc: clarify that "git daemon --user=<user>" option does not export HOME=~userJunio C Hamano
The fact that we don't set $HOME may confuse admins who expect ~<user>/.gitconfig to be used, because that is not what we try to read. And worse, since 96b9e0e3, a git-daemon started by root is likely to fail to run at all, as the user we switch to generally cannot read ~root. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Helped-by: W. Trevor King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2013-02-01Documentation: the name of the system is 'Git', not 'git'Thomas Ackermann
Signed-off-by: Thomas Ackermann <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2013-02-01Documentation: avoid poor-man's small caps GITThomas Ackermann
In the earlier days, we used to spell the name of the system as GIT, to simulate as if it were typeset with capital G and IT in small caps. Later we stopped doing so at around 1.6.5 days. Let's stop doing so throughout the documentation. The name to refer to the whole system (and the concept it embodies) is "Git"; the command end-users type is "git". And document this in the coding guideline. Signed-off-by: Thomas Ackermann <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-09-03Merge branch 'jc/daemon-access-hook'Junio C Hamano
Allow an external command to tell git-daemon to decline service based on the client address, repository path, etc. * jc/daemon-access-hook: daemon: --access-hook option
2012-08-15daemon: --access-hook optionJunio C Hamano
The --access-hook option to "git daemon" specifies an external command to be run every time a client connects, with - service name (e.g. "upload-pack", etc.), - path to the repository, - hostname (%H), - canonical hostname (%CH), - ip address (%IP), - tcp port (%P) as its command line arguments. The external command can decide to decline the service by exiting with a non-zero status (or to allow it by exiting with a zero status). It can also look at the $REMOTE_ADDR and $REMOTE_PORT environment variables to learn about the requestor when making this decision. The external command can optionally write a single line to its standard output to be sent to the requestor as an error message when it declines the service. Acked-by: Shawn O. Pearce <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-07-22Merge branch 'ms/daemon-doc-typo'Junio C Hamano
* ms/daemon-doc-typo: Documentation/git-daemon: add missing word
2012-07-16Documentation/git-daemon: add missing wordMichael Schubert
Signed-off-by: Michael Schubert <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2011-10-16daemon: give friendlier error messages to clientsJeff King
When the git-daemon is asked about an inaccessible repository, it simply hangs up the connection without saying anything further. This makes it hard to distinguish between a repository we cannot access (e.g., due to typo), and a service or network outage. Instead, let's print an "ERR" line, which git clients understand since v1.6.1 (2008-12-24). Because there is a risk of leaking information about non-exported repositories, by default all errors simply say "access denied or repository not exported". Sites which don't have hidden repositories, or don't care, can pass a flag to turn on more specific messages. Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Helped-by: Sitaram Chamarty <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2011-08-28git-daemon.txt: specify --timeout in secondsMichael Stapelberg
Signed-off-by: Michael Stapelberg <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2011-03-11doc: drop author/documentation sections from most pagesJeff King
The point of these sections is generally to: 1. Give credit where it is due. 2. Give the reader an idea of where to ask questions or file bug reports. But they don't do a good job of either case. For (1), they are out of date and incomplete. A much more accurate answer can be gotten through shortlog or blame. For (2), the correct contact point is generally git@vger, and even if you wanted to cc the contact point, the out-of-date and incomplete fields mean you're likely sending to somebody useless. So let's drop the fields entirely from all manpages except git(1) itself. We already point people to the mailing list for bug reports there, and we can update the Authors section to give credit to the major contributors and point to shortlog and blame for more information. Each page has a "This is part of git" footer, so people can follow that to the main git manpage.
2010-11-04daemon: make --inetd and --detach incompatibleErik Faye-Lund
Since --inetd makes main return with the result of execute() before daemonize is gets called, these two options are already incompatible. Document it, and add an error if attempted. Signed-off-by: Erik Faye-Lund <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-10-27Merge branch 'as/daemon-multi-listen'Junio C Hamano
* as/daemon-multi-listen: daemon: allow more than one host address given via --listen daemon: add helper function named_sock_setup
2010-10-08Use angles for placeholders consistentlyŠtěpán Němec
Signed-off-by: Štěpán Němec <> Acked-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-09-28daemon: allow more than one host address given via --listenAlexander Sulfrian
When the host has more than one interfaces, daemon can listen to all of them by not giving any --listen option, or listen to only one. Teach it to accept more than one --listen options. Remove the hostname information form the die, if no socket could be created. It would only trigger when no interface out of either all interface or the ones specified on the command line with --listen options, can be listened to and so the user does know which "host" was asked. Signed-off-by: Alexander Sulfrian <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-01-10Documentation: spell 'git cmd' without dash throughoutThomas Rast
The documentation was quite inconsistent when spelling 'git cmd' if it only refers to the program, not to some specific invocation syntax: both 'git-cmd' and 'git cmd' spellings exist. The current trend goes towards dashless forms, and there is precedent in 647ac70 (git-svn.txt: stop using dash-form of commands., 2009-07-07) to actively eliminate the dashed variants. Replace 'git-cmd' with 'git cmd' throughout, except where git-shell, git-cvsserver, git-upload-pack, git-receive-pack, and git-upload-archive are concerned, because those really live in the $PATH.
2009-04-18doc/git-daemon: add missing arguments to max-connections optionMarkus Heidelberg
Signed-off-by: Markus Heidelberg <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2009-04-18Merge branch 'maint-1.6.0' into maintJunio C Hamano
* maint-1.6.0: doc/git-daemon: add missing arguments to options init: Do not segfault on big GIT_TEMPLATE_DIR environment variable
2009-04-18doc/git-daemon: add missing arguments to optionsMarkus Heidelberg
Also fix some spellings and typos. Signed-off-by: Markus Heidelberg <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-12-17git-daemon documentation: use {tilde}Miklos Vajna
Use '{tilde}' instead of '~', becase the later does not appear in the manpage version, just in the HTML one. Noticed by gonzzor on IRC. Signed-off-by: Miklos Vajna <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-10-24git-daemon: set REMOTE_ADDR to client addressJoey Hess
This allows hooks like pre-receive to look at the client's IP address. Of course the IP address can't be used to get strong security; git-daemon isn't the right thing to use if you need that. However, basic IP address checking can be good enough in some situations. REMOTE_ADDR is the same environment variable used to communicate the client's address to CGI scripts. Signed-off-by: Joey Hess <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-08-18git-daemon: rewrite kindergarden, new option --max-connectionsStephen R. van den Berg
Get rid of the fixed array of children and make max-connections dynamic and configurable. Fix the killing code to actually kill the newest connections from duplicate IP-addresses. Avoid forking if too busy already. Signed-off-by: Stephen R. van den Berg <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-07-05manpages: italicize git command names (which were in teletype font)Jonathan Nieder
The names of git commands are not meant to be entered at the commandline; they are just names. So we render them in italics, as is usual for command names in manpages. Using doit () { perl -e 'for (<>) { s/\`(git-[^\`.]*)\`/'\''\1'\''/g; print }' } for i in git*.txt config.txt diff*.txt blame*.txt fetch*.txt i18n.txt \ merge*.txt pretty*.txt pull*.txt rev*.txt urls*.txt do doit <"$i" >"$i+" && mv "$i+" "$i" done git diff . Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-07-02Documentation formatting and cleanupJonathan Nieder
Following what appears to be the predominant style, format names of commands and commandlines both as `teletype text`. While we're at it, add articles ("a" and "the") in some places, italicize the name of the command in the manual page synopsis line, and add a comma or two where it seems appropriate. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-07-02Documentation: be consistent about "git-" versus "git "Jonathan Nieder
Since the git-* commands are not installed in $(bindir), using "git-command <parameters>" in examples in the documentation is not a good idea. On the other hand, it is nice to be able to refer to each command using one hyphenated word. (There is no escaping it, anyway: man page names cannot have spaces in them.) This patch retains the dash in naming an operation, command, program, process, or action. Complete command lines that can be entered at a shell (i.e., without options omitted) are made to use the dashless form. The changes consist only of replacing some spaces with hyphens and vice versa. After a "s/ /-/g", the unpatched and patched versions are identical. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-07-02git-daemon(1): don't assume git-daemon is in /usr/binJonathan Nieder
In the example inetd.conf lines in git-daemon(1), it was assumed that `git-daemon` resides in the user's /usr/bin. With this patch, we only assume `git` is in /usr/bin. The stronger assumption fails in the default installation nowadays. Signed-off-by: Jonathan Nieder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-06-08Docs: Use "-l::\n--long\n" format in OPTIONS sectionsStephan Beyer
The OPTIONS section of a documentation file contains a list of the options a git command accepts. Currently there are several variants to describe the case that different options (almost) do the same in the OPTIONS section. Some are: -f, --foo:: -f|--foo:: -f | --foo:: But AsciiDoc has the special form: -f:: --foo:: This patch applies this form to the documentation of the whole git suite, and removes useless em-dash prevention, so \--foo becomes --foo. Signed-off-by: Stephan Beyer <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-06-06documentation: move git(7) to git(1)Christian Couder
As the "git" man page describes the "git" command at the end-user level, it seems better to move it to man section 1. Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-05-20doc/git-daemon: s/uploadarchive/uploadarch/Jeff King
The git-daemon upload-archive feature has always used the config directive 'daemon.uploadarch'; the documentation which came later seems to have just mistakenly used the wrong name. Noticed by Signed-off-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2008-01-07Documentation: rename gitlink macro to linkgitDan McGee
Between AsciiDoc 8.2.2 and 8.2.3, the following change was made to the stock Asciidoc configuration: @@ -149,7 +153,10 @@ # Inline macros. # Backslash prefix required for escape processing. # (?s) re flag for line spanning. -(?su)[\\]?(?P<name>\w(\w|-)*?):(?P<target>\S*?)(\[(?P<attrlist>.*?)\])= + +# Explicit so they can be nested. +(?su)[\\]?(?P<name>(http|https|ftp|file|mailto|callto|image|link)):(?P<target>\S*?)(\[(?P<attrlist>.*?)\])= + # Anchor: [[[id]]]. Bibliographic anchor. (?su)[\\]?\[\[\[(?P<attrlist>[\w][\w-]*?)\]\]\]=anchor3 # Anchor: [[id,xreflabel]] This default regex now matches explicit values, and unfortunately in this case gitlink was being matched by just 'link', causing the wrong inline macro template to be applied. By renaming the macro, we can avoid being matched by the wrong regex. Signed-off-by: Dan McGee <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-12-18Clean up documentation that references deprecated 'git peek-remote'.Johannes Sixt
Now that 'git peek-remote' is deprecated and only an alias for 'git ls-remote', it should not be referenced from other manual pages. This also removes the description of the --exec option, which is no longer present. Signed-off-by: Johannes Sixt <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-09-01Documentation: minor AsciiDoc mark-up fixes.Junio C Hamano
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-08-29git-daemon(1): assorted improvements.Junio C Hamano
Jari Aalto noticed a handful places in git-daemon documentation that need to be improved. * --inetd makes --pid-file to be ignored, in addition to --user and --group * receive-pack service was not described at all. We should, if only to warn about the security implications of it. * There was no example of per repository configuration. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-08-01--base-path-relaxed optionJens Axboe
I switched to --base-path a few minutes ago, to get rid of a /data/git postfix in the posted urls. But transitioning is tricky, since now all old paths will fail miserably. So I added this --base-path-relaxed option, that will make git-daemon try the absolute path without prefixing --base-path before giving up. With this in place and --base-path-relaxed added, both my new url of git:// and the old git:// work fine. Signed-off-by: Jens Axboe <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-06-07War on whitespaceJunio C Hamano
This uses "git-apply --whitespace=strip" to fix whitespace errors that have crept in to our source files over time. There are a few files that need to have trailing whitespaces (most notably, test vectors). The results still passes the test, and build result in Documentation/ area is unchanged. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2007-01-24git-daemon documentation on enabling services.Junio C Hamano
Noticed by Franck Bui-Huu. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-10-27Documentation: add git in /etc/services.Christian Couder
Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-10-27Documentation: add upload-archive service to git-daemon.Christian Couder
This patch minimaly documents the upload-archive service, hoping that someone with better knowledge will improve upon. Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-10-26Remove --syslog in git-daemon inetd documentation examples.Christian Couder
It is useless because --inetd implies --syslog. Signed-off-by: Christian Couder <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-09-28Cleaned up git-daemon virtual hosting support.Jon Loeliger
Standardized on lowercase hostnames from client. Added interpolation values for the IP address, port and canonical hostname of the server as it is contacted and named by the client and passed in via the extended args. Added --listen=host_or_ipaddr option suport. Renamed port variable as "listen_port" correspondingly as well. Documented mutual exclusivity of --inetd option with --user, --group, --listen and --port options. Added compat/inet_pton.c from Paul Vixie as needed. Small memory leaks need to be cleaned up still. Signed-off-by: Jon Loeliger <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-09-20Add virtualization support to git-daemonJon Loeliger
Signed-off-by: Jon Loeliger Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-09-07Revert "daemon: add upload-tar service."Junio C Hamano
This reverts parts of commit 74c0cc2 and part of commit 355f541. Franck and Rene are working on a unified upload-archive which would supersede this when done, so better not to get in their way. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2006-08-28multi-service daemon: documentationJunio C Hamano
Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>