Linux Man Page Viewer
The following form allows you to view linux man pages.
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)
? konqueror (this is the default under KDE, see Note about konqueror
? w3m (this is the default outside graphical environments)
? open (this is the default under Mac OS X GUI)
? start (this is the default under MinGW)
Custom commands may also be specified.
-b BROWSER, --browser=BROWSER
Use the specified BROWSER. It must be in the list of supported
-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 specify 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,
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
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.
Written by Christian Couder <email@example.com> and the
git-list <firstname.lastname@example.org>, based on git mergetool by Theodore
Documentation by Christian Couder <email@example.com> and the
Part of the git(1) suite
Git 1.7.1 03/04/2013 GIT-WEB--BROWSE(1)