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:
Custom commands may also be specified.
-b <browser>, --browser=<browser>
-t <browser>, --tool=<browser>
-c <conf.var>, --config=<conf.var>
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.
NOTE ABOUT KONQUEROR¶
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
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