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git-web--browse(1) Manual Page
git-web--browse - git helper script to launch a web browser
git web--browse [OPTIONS] URL/FILE ...
This script tries, as much as possible, to display the URLs and FILEs that are passed as arguments, as HTML pages in new tabs on an already opened web browser.
The following browsers (or commands) are currently supported:
firefox (this is the default under X Window when not using KDE)
konqueror (this is the default under KDE, see Note about konqueror below)
w3m (this is the default outside graphical environments)
open (this is the default under Mac OS X GUI)
start (this is the default under MinGW)
Custom commands may also be specified.
- -b BROWSER
Use the specified BROWSER. It must be in the list of supported browsers.
- -t BROWSER
Same as above.
- -c CONF.VAR
CONF.VAR is looked up in the git config files. If it's set, then its value specify the browser that should be used.
CONF.VAR (from -c option) and web.browser
The web browser can be specified using a configuration variable passed with the -c (or --config) command line option, or the web.browser configuration variable if the former is not used.
You can explicitly provide a full path to your preferred browser by setting the configuration variable browser.<tool>.path. For example, you can configure the absolute path to firefox by setting browser.firefox.path. Otherwise, git-web--browse assumes the tool is available in PATH.
When the browser, specified by options or configuration variables, is not among the supported ones, then the corresponding browser.<tool>.cmd configuration variable will be looked up. If this variable exists then git-web--browse will treat the specified tool as a custom command and will use a shell eval to run the command with the URLs passed as arguments.
Note about konqueror
When konqueror is specified by a command line option or a configuration variable, we launch kfmclient to try to open the HTML man page on an already opened konqueror in a new tab if possible.
For consistency, we also try such a trick if browser.konqueror.path is set to something like A_PATH_TO/konqueror. That means we will try to launch A_PATH_TO/kfmclient instead.
If you really want to use konqueror, then you can use something like the following:
[web] browser = konq [browser "konq"] cmd = A_PATH_TO/konqueror
Note about git-config --global
Note that these configuration variables should probably be set using the --global flag, for example like this:
$ git config --global web.browser firefox
as they are probably more user specific than repository specific. See git-config(1) for more information about this.
Written by Christian Couder <email@example.com> and the git-list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, based on git-mergetool by Theodore Y. Ts'o.
Documentation by Christian Couder <email@example.com> and the git-list <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Part of the git(1) suite