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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

       •   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 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 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

       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.

GIT         top

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COLOPHON         top

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       system) project.  Information about the project can be found at
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       page, see ⟨⟩.  This page was obtained
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