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GIT-WEB--BROWSE(1)			    Git Manual			       GIT-WEB--BROWSE(1)

NAME
       git-web--browse - git helper script to launch a web browser

SYNOPSIS
       git web--browse [OPTIONS] URL/FILE ...

DESCRIPTION
       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:

       o   firefox (this is the default under X Window when not using KDE)

       o   iceweasel

       o   konqueror (this is the default under KDE, see Note about konqueror below)

       o   w3m (this is the default outside graphical environments)

       o   links

       o   lynx

       o   dillo

       o   open (this is the default under Mac OS X GUI)

       o   start (this is the default under MinGW)

       Custom commands may also be specified.

OPTIONS
       -b BROWSER, --browser=BROWSER
	   Use the specified BROWSER. It must be in the list of supported browsers.

       -t BROWSER, --tool=BROWSER
	   Same as above.

       -c CONF.VAR, --config=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.

CONFIGURATION VARIABLES
   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.

   browser.<tool>.path
       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.

   browser.<tool>.cmd
       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:

	   .ft C
		   [web]
			   browser = konq

		   [browser "konq"]
			   cmd = A_PATH_TO/konqueror
	   .ft

   Note about git-config --global
       Note that these configuration variables should probably be set using the --global flag,
       for example like this:

	   .ft C
	   $ git config --global web.browser firefox
	   .ft

       as they are probably more user specific than repository specific. See git-config(1) for
       more information about this.

AUTHOR
       Written by Christian Couder <chriscool@tuxfamily.org[1]> and the git-list
       <git@vger.kernel.org[2]>, based on git mergetool by Theodore Y. Ts'o.

DOCUMENTATION
       Documentation by Christian Couder <chriscool@tuxfamily.org[1]> and the git-list
       <git@vger.kernel.org[2]>.

GIT
       Part of the git(1) suite

NOTES
	1. chriscool@tuxfamily.org
	   mailto:chriscool@tuxfamily.org

	2. git@vger.kernel.org
	   mailto:git@vger.kernel.org

Git 1.7.1				    07/05/2010			       GIT-WEB--BROWSE(1)
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