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    The following form allows you to view linux man pages.

    Command:

    git-help

    
    
    

    SYNOPSIS

           git help [-a|--all|-i|--info|-m|--man|-w|--web] [COMMAND]
    
    
    

    DESCRIPTION

           With no options and no COMMAND given, the synopsis of the git command
           and a list of the most commonly used git commands are printed on the
           standard output.
    
           If the option --all or -a is given, then all available commands are
           printed on the standard output.
    
           If a git command is named, a manual page for that command is brought
           up. The man program is used by default for this purpose, but this can
           be overridden by other options or configuration variables.
    
           Note that git --help ... is identical to git help ... because the
           former is internally converted into the latter.
    
    
    

    OPTIONS

           -a, --all
               Prints all the available commands on the standard output. This
               option supersedes any other option.
    
           -i, --info
               Display manual page for the command in the info format. The info
               program will be used for that purpose.
    
           -m, --man
               Display manual page for the command in the man format. This option
               may be used to override a value set in the help.format
               configuration variable.
    
               By default the man program will be used to display the manual page,
               but the man.viewer configuration variable may be used to choose
               other display programs (see below).
    
           -w, --web
               Display manual page for the command in the web (HTML) format. A web
               browser will be used for that purpose.
    
               The web browser can be specified using the configuration variable
               help.browser, or web.browser if the former is not set. If none of
               these config variables is set, the git web--browse helper script
               (called by git help) will pick a suitable default. See git-web---
               browse(1) for more information about this.
    
    
    

    CONFIGURATION VARIABLES

       help.format
           If no command line option is passed, the help.format configuration
           variable will be checked. The following values are supported for this
           variable; they make git help behave as their corresponding command line
           option:
           The man.viewer config variable will be checked if the man format is
           chosen. The following values are currently supported:
    
           ?   "man": use the man program as usual,
    
           ?   "woman": use emacsclient to launch the "woman" mode in emacs (this
               only works starting with emacsclient versions 22),
    
           ?   "konqueror": use kfmclient to open the man page in a new konqueror
               tab (see Note about konqueror below).
    
           Values for other tools can be used if there is a corresponding
           man.<tool>.cmd configuration entry (see below).
    
           Multiple values may be given to the man.viewer configuration variable.
           Their corresponding programs will be tried in the order listed in the
           configuration file.
    
           For example, this configuration:
    
                       [man]
                               viewer = konqueror
                               viewer = woman
    
           will try to use konqueror first. But this may fail (for example if
           DISPLAY is not set) and in that case emacs? woman mode will be tried.
    
           If everything fails, or if no viewer is configured, the viewer
           specified in the GIT_MAN_VIEWER environment variable will be tried. If
           that fails too, the man program will be tried anyway.
    
       man.<tool>.path
           You can explicitly provide a full path to your preferred man viewer by
           setting the configuration variable man.<tool>.path. For example, you
           can configure the absolute path to konqueror by setting
           man.konqueror.path. Otherwise, git help assumes the tool is available
           in PATH.
    
       man.<tool>.cmd
           When the man viewer, specified by the man.viewer configuration
           variables, is not among the supported ones, then the corresponding
           man.<tool>.cmd configuration variable will be looked up. If this
           variable exists then the specified tool will be treated as a custom
           command and a shell eval will be used to run the command with the man
           page passed as arguments.
    
       Note about konqueror
           When konqueror is specified in the man.viewer configuration variable,
           we launch kfmclient to try to open the man page on an already opened
           konqueror in a new tab if possible.
    
       Note about git config --global
           Note that all these configuration variables should probably be set
           using the --global flag, for example like this:
    
               $ git config --global help.format web
               $ 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.
    
    
    

    AUTHOR

           Written by Junio C Hamano <gitster@pobox.com[1]> and the git-list
           <git@vger.kernel.org[2]>.
    
    
    

    DOCUMENTATION

           Initial documentation was part of the git(1) man page. Christian Couder
           <chriscool@tuxfamily.org[3]> extracted and rewrote it a little.
           Maintenance is done by the git-list <git@vger.kernel.org[2]>.
    
    
    

    GIT

           Part of the git(1) suite
    
    
    

    NOTES

            1. gitster@pobox.com
               mailto:gitster@pobox.com
    
            2. git@vger.kernel.org
               mailto:git@vger.kernel.org
    
            3. chriscool@tuxfamily.org
               mailto:chriscool@tuxfamily.org
    
    
    

    Git 1.7.1 03/04/2013 GIT-HELP(1)

    
    
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