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


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


       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.


       -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


       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.


       Part of the git(1) suite