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SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

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

OPTIONS

-l
--local

Only bind the web server to the local IP (127.0.0.1).

-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 and webrick are supported. (Default: lighttpd)

-m
--module-path

The module path (only needed if httpd is Apache). (Default: /usr/lib/apache2/modules)

-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 the httpd instance and exit. This does not generate any of the configuration files for spawning a new instance.

--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 the httpd instance and exit. This does not generate any of the configuration files for spawning a new instance.

CONFIGURATION

You may specify configuration in your .git/config

[instaweb]
	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.

Author

Written by Eric Wong <normalperson@yhbt.net>

Documentation

Documentation by Eric Wong <normalperson@yhbt.net>.

GIT

Part of the git(1) suite