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2012-06-28Add config variable to set HTML path for git-help --webChris Webb
If set in git-config, help.htmlpath overrides system_path(GIT_HTML_PATH) which was compiled in. This allows users to repoint system-wide git at their own copy of the documentation without recompiling. Signed-off-by: Chris Webb <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-06-22Restore use of 'help.format' configuration property in 'git help'Pat Thoyts
Commit 1cc8af0 "help: use HTML as the default help format on Windows" lost the ability to make use of the help.format config value by forcing the use of a compiled in default if no command-line argument was provided. This commit restores the use of the help.format value if one is available, overriding the compiled default. Signed-off-by: Pat Thoyts <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-06-06help: use HTML as the default help format on WindowsVincent van Ravesteijn
When 'git help $cmd' is run without a format option (e.g. -w), the 'man' format is always used. On some platforms, however, manual page viewers are not often available. Introduce DEFAULT_HELP_FORMAT make variable in order to allow the default format configurable at compile time, and set it to HTML when compiling on Windows (but not Cygwin). Helped-by: Jeff King <> Signed-off-by: Vincent van Ravesteijn <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-05-03Merge branch 'nd/columns'Junio C Hamano
A couple of commands learn --column option to produce columnar output. By Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy (9) and Zbigniew Jędrzejewski-Szmek (1) * nd/columns: tag: add --column column: support piping stdout to external git-column process status: add --column branch: add --column help: reuse print_columns() for help -a column: add dense layout support t9002: work around shells that are unable to set COLUMNS to 1 column: add columnar layout Stop starting pager recursively Add column layout skeleton and git-column
2012-04-27help: reuse print_columns() for help -aNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
"help -a" also respects column.ui (and if presents) Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-04-25help: replace underlining "help -a" headers using hyphens with a blank lineNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
We used to underline a header text, like this: This is a header ---------------- content... But calculating text length so that the dashes align with the text could get complicated because the text could be in any charset in translated Git. There is no point to use this pseudo underline; simply a blank line would do and it even makes it easier to read: This is a header content... While at it, give translators more context to translate, e.g. e.g. "git commands available..." instead of "%s available..." Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2012-04-24i18n: help: mark strings for translationNguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy
This patch also marks most common commands' synopsis for translation so that "git help" gives a friendly listing. Signed-off-by: Nguyễn Thái Ngọc Duy <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-07-26Cast execl*() NULL sentinels to (char *)Thomas Rast
The NULL sentinel argument to the execl*() family of calls must be cast to (char *), as otherwise: - platforms where NULL is just 0 (not (void *)) would pass an int - (admittedly esoteric) platforms where NULL is (void *)0 and (void *) and (char *) have different memory layouts would pass the wrong kind of pointer Signed-off-by: Thomas Rast <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-05-31enums: omit trailing comma for portabilityGary V. Vaughan
Without this patch at least IBM VisualAge C 5.0 (I have 5.0.2) on AIX 5.1 fails to compile git. enum style is inconsistent already, with some enums declared on one line, some over 3 lines with the enum values all on the middle line, sometimes with 1 enum value per line... and independently of that the trailing comma is sometimes present and other times absent, often mixing with/without trailing comma styles in a single file, and sometimes in consecutive enum declarations. Clearly, omitting the comma is the more portable style, and this patch changes all enum declarations to use the portable omitted dangling comma style consistently. Signed-off-by: Gary V. Vaughan <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
2010-02-22Move 'builtin-*' into a 'builtin/' subdirectoryLinus Torvalds
This shrinks the top-level directory a bit, and makes it much more pleasant to use auto-completion on the thing. Instead of [torvalds@nehalem git]$ em buil<tab> Display all 180 possibilities? (y or n) [torvalds@nehalem git]$ em builtin-sh builtin-shortlog.c builtin-show-branch.c builtin-show-ref.c builtin-shortlog.o builtin-show-branch.o builtin-show-ref.o [torvalds@nehalem git]$ em builtin-shor<tab> builtin-shortlog.c builtin-shortlog.o [torvalds@nehalem git]$ em builtin-shortlog.c you get [torvalds@nehalem git]$ em buil<tab> [type] builtin/ builtin.h [torvalds@nehalem git]$ em builtin [auto-completes to] [torvalds@nehalem git]$ em builtin/sh<tab> [type] shortlog.c shortlog.o show-branch.c show-branch.o show-ref.c show-ref.o [torvalds@nehalem git]$ em builtin/sho [auto-completes to] [torvalds@nehalem git]$ em builtin/shor<tab> [type] shortlog.c shortlog.o [torvalds@nehalem git]$ em builtin/shortlog.c which doesn't seem all that different, but not having that annoying break in "Display all 180 possibilities?" is quite a relief. NOTE! If you do this in a clean tree (no object files etc), or using an editor that has auto-completion rules that ignores '*.o' files, you won't see that annoying 'Display all 180 possibilities?' message - it will just show the choices instead. I think bash has some cut-off around 100 choices or something. So the reason I see this is that I'm using an odd editory, and thus don't have the rules to cut down on auto-completion. But you can simulate that by using 'ls' instead, or something similar. Signed-off-by: Linus Torvalds <> Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>