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GIT-INSTAWEB(1)                Git Manual                GIT-INSTAWEB(1)

NAME         top

       git-instaweb - Instantly browse your working repository in gitweb

SYNOPSIS         top

       git instaweb [--local] [--httpd=<httpd>] [--port=<port>]
       git instaweb [--start] [--stop] [--restart]

DESCRIPTION         top

       A simple script to set up gitweb and a web server for browsing
       the local repository.

OPTIONS         top

       -l, --local
           Only bind the web server to the local IP (

       -d, --httpd
           The HTTP daemon command-line that will be executed.
           Command-line options may be specified here, and the
           configuration file will be added at the end of the
           command-line. Currently apache2, lighttpd, mongoose, plackup,
           python and webrick are supported. (Default: lighttpd)

       -m, --module-path
           The module path (only needed if httpd is Apache). (Default:

       -p, --port
           The port number to bind the httpd to. (Default: 1234)

       -b, --browser
           The web browser that should be used to view the gitweb page.
           This will be passed to the git web--browse helper script
           along with the URL of the gitweb instance. See
           git-web--browse(1) for more information about this. If the
           script fails, the URL will be printed to stdout.

       start, --start
           Start the httpd instance and exit. Regenerate configuration
           files as necessary for spawning a new instance.

       stop, --stop
           Stop the httpd instance and exit. This does not generate any
           of the configuration files for spawning a new instance, nor
           does it close the browser.

       restart, --restart
           Restart the httpd instance and exit. Regenerate configuration
           files as necessary for spawning a new instance.


       You may specify configuration in your .git/config

                   local = true
                   httpd = apache2 -f
                   port = 4321
                   browser = konqueror
                   modulePath = /usr/lib/apache2/modules

       If the configuration variable instaweb.browser is not set,
       web.browser will be used instead if it is defined. See
       git-web--browse(1) for more information about this.

SEE ALSO         top


GIT         top

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