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
The following browsers (or commands) are currently supported:
•firefox (this is the default under X
Window when not using KDE)
•chromium (also supported as
•google-chrome (also supported as
•konqueror (this is the default under
KDE, see Note about konqueror below)
•w3m (this is the default outside
•open (this is the default under Mac OS
•start (this is the default under
•cygstart (this is the default under
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
The web browser can be specified using a configuration variable passed with the
-c (or --config) command-line option, or the web.browser
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
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.
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
set to something like A_PATH_TO/konqueror
. That means we will try to
If you really want to use konqueror
, then you can use something like the
browser = konq
cmd = A_PATH_TO/konqueror
Note that these configuration variables should probably be set using the
flag, for example like this:
$ git config --global web.browser firefox
as they are probably more user specific than repository specific. See
for more information about this.
Part of the git(1)