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