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2010-01-31Fix typos in technical documentation.Ralf Wildenhues
Signed-off-by: Ralf Wildenhues <Ralf.Wildenhues@gmx.de> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2010-01-21Merge remote branch 'remotes/trast-doc/for-next'Junio C Hamano
* remotes/trast-doc/for-next: Documentation: spell 'git cmd' without dash throughout Documentation: format full commands in typewriter font Documentation: warn prominently against merging with dirty trees Documentation/git-merge: reword references to "remote" and "pull" Conflicts: Documentation/config.txt Documentation/git-config.txt Documentation/git-merge.txt
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.
2010-01-06Smart-http: check if repository is OK to export before serving itTarmigan Casebolt
Similar to how git-daemon checks whether a repository is OK to be exported, smart-http should also check. This check can be satisfied in two different ways: the environmental variable GIT_HTTP_EXPORT_ALL may be set to export all repositories, or the individual repository may have the file git-daemon-export-ok. Acked-by: Shawn O. Pearce <spearce@spearce.org> Signed-off-by: Tarmigan Casebolt <tarmigan+git@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2009-11-05http-backend: Use http.getanyfile to disable dumb HTTP servingShawn O. Pearce
Some repository owners may wish to enable smart HTTP, but disallow dumb content serving. Disallowing dumb serving might be because the owners want to rely upon reachability to control which objects clients may access from the repository, or they just want to encourage clients to use the more bandwidth efficient transport. If http.getanyfile is set to false the backend CGI will return with '403 Forbidden' when an object file is accessed by a dumb client. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <spearce@spearce.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2009-11-05http-backend: more explict LocationMatchMark Lodato
In the git-http-backend examples, only match git-receive-pack within /git/. Signed-off-by: Mark Lodato <lodatom@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <spearce@spearce.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2009-11-05http-backend: add example for gitweb on same URLMark Lodato
In the git-http-backend documentation, add an example of how to set up gitweb and git-http-backend on the same URL by using a series of mod_alias commands. Signed-off-by: Mark Lodato <lodatom@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <spearce@spearce.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2009-11-05http-backend: use mod_alias instead of mod_rewriteMark Lodato
In the git-http-backend documentation, use mod_alias exlusively, instead of using a combination of mod_alias and mod_rewrite. This makes the example slightly shorted and a bit more clear. Signed-off-by: Mark Lodato <lodatom@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <spearce@spearce.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2009-11-05http-backend: reword some documentationMark Lodato
Clarify some of the git-http-backend documentation, particularly: * In the Description, state that smart/dumb HTTP fetch and smart HTTP push are supported, state that authenticated clients allow push, and remove the note that this is only suited for read-only updates. * At the start of Examples, state explicitly what URL is mapping to what location on disk. Signed-off-by: Mark Lodato <lodatom@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <spearce@spearce.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2009-11-05http-backend: add GIT_PROJECT_ROOT environment varMark Lodato
Add a new environment variable, GIT_PROJECT_ROOT, to override the method of using PATH_TRANSLATED to find the git repository on disk. This makes it much easier to configure the web server, especially when the web server's DocumentRoot does not contain the git repositories, which is the usual case. Signed-off-by: Mark Lodato <lodatom@gmail.com> Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <spearce@spearce.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2009-11-05Smart fetch and push over HTTP: server sideShawn O. Pearce
Requests for $GIT_URL/git-receive-pack and $GIT_URL/git-upload-pack are forwarded to the corresponding backend process by directly executing it and leaving stdin and stdout connected to the invoking web server. Prior to starting the backend process the HTTP response headers are sent, thereby freeing the backend from needing to know about the HTTP protocol. Requests that are encoded with Content-Encoding: gzip are automatically inflated before being streamed into the backend. This is primarily useful for the git-upload-pack backend, which receives highly repetitive text data from clients that easily compresses to 50% of its original size. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <spearce@spearce.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>
2009-11-05Git-aware CGI to provide dumb HTTP transportShawn O. Pearce
The git-http-backend CGI can be configured into any Apache server using ScriptAlias, such as with the following configuration: LoadModule cgi_module /usr/libexec/apache2/mod_cgi.so LoadModule alias_module /usr/libexec/apache2/mod_alias.so ScriptAlias /git/ /usr/libexec/git-core/git-http-backend/ Repositories are accessed via the translated PATH_INFO. The CGI is backwards compatible with the dumb client, allowing all older HTTP clients to continue to download repositories which are managed by the CGI. Signed-off-by: Shawn O. Pearce <spearce@spearce.org> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com>