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

NAME         top

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

SYNOPSIS         top

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

DESCRIPTION         top

       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)

       ·   iceweasel

       ·   seamonkey

       ·   iceape

       ·   chromium (also supported as chromium-browser)

       ·   google-chrome (also supported as chrome)

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

       ·   opera

       ·   w3m (this is the default outside graphical environments)

       ·   elinks

       ·   links

       ·   lynx

       ·   dillo

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

       ·   start (this is the default under MinGW)

       ·   cygstart (this is the default under Cygwin)

       ·   xdg-open

       Custom commands may also be specified.

OPTIONS         top

       -b <browser>, --browser=<browser>
           Use the specified browser. It must be in the list of supported

       -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 specifies 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.


       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:

                           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.

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